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Authors: Patil, Avinash J.; Jackson, Olivia; Fulton, Laura B.; Hong, Dandan; Desai, Palak A.; Kelleher, Stephen A.; Chou, Da-Tren; Tan, Susheng; Kumta, Prashant N.; Beniash, Elia 
Title: Anticorrosive Self-Assembled Hybrid Alkylsilane Coatings for Resorbable Magnesium Metal Devices 
Type: Journal Article 
Year: 2017 
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DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00585 
Abstract: Magnesium (Mg) and its alloys are promising candidates for use as resorbable materials for biomedical devices that can degrade in situ following healing of the defect, eliminating the need for a second surgery to remove the device. Hydrogen gas is the main product of magnesium corrosion, and one of the limitations for use of Mg devices in clinic is the formation of gas pockets around them. One potential solution to this problem is reducing the rate of corrosion to the levels at which H2 can diffuse through the body fluids. The studys aim was to evaluate the potential of hybrid alkylsilane self-assembled multilayer coatings to reduce Mg corrosion and to modify physicochemical properties of the coatings using surface functionalization. The coating was made by copolymerization of n-Decyltriethoxysilane and Tetramethoxysilane followed by dip coating of metal discs. This resulted in a formation of homogeneous, micron thick, and defect free coating. The coated surface was more hydrophobic than bare Mg, however functionalization of the coating with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane reduced the hydrophobicity of the coating. The coatings reduced several fold the rate of Mg corrosion based on the H2 evolution and other assessment methods, and effectively prevented the initial corrosion burst over the first 24 h. In vitro tissue culture studies demonstrated cytocompatibility of the coatings. These results reveal excellent anticorrosive properties and good cytocompatibility of the hybrid alkylsilane coatings and suggest great potential for use of these coatings on resorbable Mg devices.