Antifouling Performance of Poly(siloxane-urethane) Coatings

Bovine serum albumin (BSA) adsorption measurements were used as a model test to investigate the anti-biofouling performance of hybrid poly(siloxane-urethane) coatings. Different coatings were obtained from isophorone diisocyanate trimer, polycaprolactone triol and hydroxy-terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane). The copolymers showed a phase separated structure that depended on the mixing time and casting temperature. The phase separated structure resulted in reduced BSA adsorption.
Progress in Organic Coatings, Volume 99, October 2016, Pages 110–116, doi:10.1016/j.porgcoat.2016.05.011