Tanaka M1, Mochizuki A.
J Biomater Sci Polym Ed. 2010;21(14):1849-63. doi: 10.1163/092050610X517220. Epub 2010 Aug 6.In previous studies, we reported that poly(2-methoxyethyl acrylate) (PMEA) exhibited excellent blood compatibility, although it has a simple chemical structure. Since then, we have been investigating the reasons for its blood compatibility. In this short review, we consider the reasons for this compatibility by comparing the structure of water in hydrated PMEA to the water structure of poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) and poly(meth)acrylate analogs as reference polymers. Read More