Protein repelling Silicon and Germanium surfaces

C.G.P.H. Schroen (Inventor), M. Rosso (Inventor), H. Zuilhof (Inventor)

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The present invention relates to a process for preparing a functionalized Si/Ge- surface, wherein an unfunctionalised Si/Ge-surface is contacted in the presence of ultraviolet radiation with a C2-C50 alkene and/or a C2-C50 alkyne, the alkene and/or alkyne being optionally substituted and/or being optionally interrupted by one or more heteroatoms. The present invention further relates to articles or substrates comprising the functionalized Si/Ge-surface and the use of the functionalised Si/Ge-surface to prevent or to reduce adsorption of a biomolecule to an article or a substrate.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2009017411
Priority date1/08/07
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2009

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