Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Material Science and Applications

Fluorescent Biocompatible Tactic PMMA-QDs Thin Films

Authors
Cashe Lester, Abdulsalam Abdulkadir, Lauren Washburn, Ashwinin Kucknoor, Su-Ying Wei
Corresponding Author
Cashe Lester
Available Online June 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmsa-15.2015.171How to use a DOI?
Keywords
luorescent, Biocompatible, Tactic PMMA, QDs.
Abstract
Poly(methyl methacrylate) thin films were prepared through solvent casting method followed by thermal treatment to completely remove the residual solvent. All three different tactic PMMAs were studied; the PMMA solution was made in chloroform at various concentrations, with 0.1wt% QDs added against the polymer mass in the polymer solution. PMMA-QDs thin films as well as the pristine PMMA thin film (as control sample) were characterized using a variety of analytical techniques to probe their structure, functionalities, and respective physicochemical properties including thickness, surface wettability, fluorescence emission, and biocompatibility using HeLa mammalian cell as a model cell line. The fluorescence emission steadily increased when the concentration of PMMA increases. The wettability test showed i-PMMA to be more hydrophilic with a smaller contact angle than the other tacticity, while a-PMMA showed to be more hydrophobic with a larger contact angle than the other tacticity. All PMMA-QDs thin films used in co-culturing with HeLa cells supported their growth and proliferation.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Material Science and Applications (icmsa-15)
Part of series
Advances in Physics Research
Publication Date
June 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-75-2
ISSN
2352-541X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmsa-15.2015.171How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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