Oxygen and ammonia plasma treatment of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) films for controlled surface zeta potential and improved cell compatibility

Dina Sergeevna Syromotina, R. A. Surmenev, M. A. Surmeneva, A. N. Boyandin, M. Epple, M. Ulbricht, C. Oehr, T. G. Volova

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The oxygen and ammonia radio-frequency (RF) plasma treatment of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) P3HB films was performed. We revealed significant changes in the topography, a decrease in the surface zeta potential from -63 to -75 mV after the oxygen-plasma treatment and an increase after ammonia plasma treatment from -63 to -45 mV at a pH of 7.4. Investigations into the NIH 3T3 fibroblast adhesion and growth demonstrated the best cell vitality and a higher cell number for the ammonia plasma treatment at 150 W.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-280
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2016



  • Cell adhesion
  • Plasma treatment
  • Polymer
  • Surface modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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