Facile Synthesis of a Phosphorylcholine-Based Zwitterionic Amphiphilic Copolymer for Anti-Biofouling Coatings. Academic Article uri icon


  • An antibiofouling polymer coating, combined with both zwitterionic and amphiphilic features, is engineered by a two-step modification of a commodity polymer. The surface properties of the resultant polymer coating can be easily tuned by varying the extent of cross-linking in the network. Higher antibiofouling efficiency was observed for these surfaces vs. an elastomeric polydimethylsiloxane standard (Sylgard 184) against the adsorption of biomacromolecules and a marine fouling organism (Ulva zoospores) has been demonstrated. This design establishes a platform for the achievement of functionalized amphiphilic zwitterionic copolymers from relatively inexpensive starting materials via simple chemical manipulations.

published proceedings

  • ACS Macro Lett

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Seetho, K., Zhang, S., Pollack, K. A., Zou, J., Raymond, J. E., Martinez, E., & Wooley, K. L.

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Seetho, Kellie||Zhang, Shiyi||Pollack, Kevin A||Zou, Jiong||Raymond, Jeffery E||Martinez, Edgar||Wooley, Karen L

publication date

  • April 2015