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As the PEG chains are highly dynamic in an aqueous environment, the formation of strong hydrogen-bonding between protein and polymer is eﬀectively suppressed. Besides those enthalpic eﬀects, the high dynamics of the PEG chains results in a high entropy, which is also unfavorable for protein adsorption. It has been generally assumed that the surface resistance of PEG functionalized substrates is a result of the steric repulsion grafted PEG chains show for adsorbing proteins [138, 140, 141]. However, this assumption is valid only if the grafted PEG chains are of very high molecular weight and show large enough grafting densities to form polymer brushes .
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