Preparation and antifouling property of polyurethane film modified by phmg and ha using layer-by-layer assembly

Huihui Yuan, Chenli Xue, Jiaqian Zhu, Zhaogang Yang, Minbo Lan

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To reduce the possibility of bacterial infection and implant-related complications, surface modification on polyurethane (PU) film is an ideal solution to endow hydrophobic PU with antibacterial and antifouling properties. In this work, a variety of polyhexamethylene guanidine/ hyaluronic acid (PHMG/HA) multilayer films were self-assembled layer-by-layer on PU films using polyanions, carboxyl-activated HA, and polycations PHMG by controlling the concentration of these polyelectrolytes as well as the number of layers self-assembled. Attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) spectra, water contact angle (WCA), and A Atomic force microscope (AFM) of PU and modified PU films were studied. Protein adsorption and bacterial adhesion as well as the cytotoxicity against L929 of the film on selected PU-(PHMG/HA)5 /5-5 were estimated. The results showed that PU-(PHMG/HA)5 /5-5 had the best hydrophilicity among all the prepared films, possessing the lowest level of protein adsorption. Meanwhile, this film showed efficient broad-spectrum antibacterial performance as well as significant resistance of bacterial adhesion of more than a 99.9% drop for the selected bacteria. Moreover, almost no influence on cell viability of L929 enhanced the biocompatibility of film. Therefore, the modified PU films with admirable protein absorption resistance, antimicrobial performance, and biocompatibility would have promising applications in biomedical aspect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number934
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 2 2021


  • Antibacterial
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Modified PU film
  • Polyhexam-ethylene guanidine (PHMG)
  • Protein adsorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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