Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Nylon-based membranes of greater dialyzing capacity than Cuprophan have been prepared by solution casting. Good permeability is being achieved by the use of diluents such as dimethylsulfoxide in the casting solution. Modifying resins, primarily epoxies, contribute to higher permeability, good aging stability, and heat-sealing properties. Drying time between film casting and water immersion as well as the temperature and composition of the immersion bath are important factors in membrane performance. Methods for attaching heparin to the film surface have been developed, thus imparting good blood compatibility to the membranes.
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