Facile plasma-initiated surface modification by functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) monomers

Dana M. Mizrahi, Melany Omer-Mizrahi, Dana D. Medina, Shlomo Margel

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Plasma-initiated polymerization of new end-chain functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate monomers is described, leading to the modification of various surfaces, in the form of highly organized membranes. This monomer family underwent facile plasma-initiated polymerization during both SEM imaging and sample preparation. Membranes prepared in the course of this study carried functional groups such as amine, carboxylic acid, thiol, epoxide, and methanesulfonate. This procedure was utilized in the formation of functionalized coatings on microspheres and particles. According to our findings, this general polymerization procedure may be adopted for additional poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate monomers bearing various end-groups.

Original languageEnglish
Article number75
JournalJournal of Polymer Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2013


  • Functionalization of polymers
  • Functionalized coatings
  • PEG monomers
  • Plasma-initiated polymerization
  • Polymer membranes


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