Modification of surface characteristics of ophthalmic biomaterial-polymethyl methacrylate induced by cobalt 60 gamma irradiation

PLoS One. 2023 Sep 15;18(9):e0291344. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0291344. eCollection 2023.


This study aims to observe the accelerated aging effect of 60Co gamma (γ) irradiation on poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) under extreme conditions and determine the influence of different media states on aging. PMMA samples were prepared at room temperature under varying media conditions, including air and deionized water immersion. Then, the samples were irradiated with different doses (50, 250, 500, and 1000 KGy) of 60Co γ-rays. The compositional changes of the PMMA samples exposed to the rays at different periods were determined via Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The light transmission of the samples was characterized through ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry, and the surface wettability of the samples was assessed via water contact angle measurements. Surface and microscopic changes in material morphology were analyzed using optical microscopy, ImageJ software, and scanning electron microscopy. Relative molecular mass and glass transition temperature were analyzed via gel permeation chromatography and differential scanning calorimetry. Thus, a comprehensive analysis of the effect of 60Co γ irradiation on the aging properties of PMMA was performed.

PMID:37713447 | PMC:PMC10503747 | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0291344


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