Polydimethylsiloxane: Structure and Applications


Philip N. Carlsen (Editor)

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC021000

Polydimethylsiloxane is a non-conducting, silicone-based elastomer that is of widespread interest due to its flexibility and ease of micromolding for the rapid prototyping of microdevices and systems. Polydimethylsiloxane: Structure and Applications discusses the results of electric investigations of onion-like carbon (OLC)/polydimethysiloxane composites addressing very wide frequency and temperature ranges.

Several kinds of devices for the observation of the behaviour of biological cells are discussed: micro-ridges, micro-grooves, micro-markers, and micro-slits, and the methodology to make each morphology by polydimethylsiloxane is described.

The authors reviews the main applications of polydimethylsiloxane in urinary tract devices and the associated complications. As new solutions are needed to reduce bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on polydimethylsiloxane -based devices, a testing platform is described to evaluate surface performance in both urinary catheters and ureteral stents.

Also examined are the properties which make polydimethylsiloxane an excellent candidate for understanding complex biological behaviors, including its transparency for applying optical methods, biocompatibility and nontoxicity, high conformity with cells and other biostructures, gas permeability for the transfer of nutrients and oxygen, and flexibility.

In the subsequent study, a hybrid material of titanium dioxide and polydimethylsiloxane is obtained and characterized using a sol-gel and electrospraying method. These results indicate that the hybrid material may be viable as an adsorbent, and that the optimization of the process could reduce both cost and analysis time.

In order to further the applications of polydimethylsiloxane, the closing study describes the steps in the fabrication of its plasmonic structure, and also examines the switching effect of the sample.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Dielectric Properties and Relaxation of Polydimethylsiloxane Composites
(J. Macutkevic, V. Samulionis, J. Belovickis, J. Banys and O. Shenderova, Vilnius university, Vilnius, Lithuania, Adamas Nanotechnology, Raleigh, NC, US, and others)

Chapter 2. Applications of Polydimethylsiloxane: Microstructure of Functional Surface for Observation of Biological Cell Behavior
(Shigehiro Hashimoto, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 3. PDMS in Urinary Tract Devices: Applications, Problems and Potential Solutions
(M. Gomes, L. C. Gomes, R. Teixeira-Santos and F. J. Mergulhão, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS): A Promising Material for Biological Applications
(Sajede Saeidifard, Foozieh Sohrabi and Seyedeh Mehri Hamidi, Magneto-plasmonic lab, Laser and Plasma Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, and others)

Chapter 5. Study of TiO2-PDMS as an Adsorbent in Solid Phase Microextraction of Aromatic Compounds
(Erbin G. Uc-Cayetano, Ilse Ileana Cárdenas-Bates, Pablo Acereto-Escoffié, Cristian Carrera-Figueiras, Cuerpo Académico de Química Fundamental y Aplicada, Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, México)

Chapter 6. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS): A Favorable Material for Active Plasmonic Applications
(Houssein Mbarak, Seyedeh Mehri Hamidi and E. Mohajerani, Magneto-plasmonic lab, Laser and Plasma Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran)


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