Electrospun Cellulose Nitrate and Polycaprolactone Blended Nanofibers
Materials Research Express
Pure cellulose nitrate (CN) and blends of CN and polycaprolactone were electrospun to form nonwoven mats. Polymers were dissolved in a mixed solvent system of tetrahydrofuran and N,N-dimethylformamide. The concentrations were varied to obtain sub-micron and nanoscale fiber mats. Fiber mats were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy, contact angle analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and thermal gravimetric analysis. The fiber morphology, surface chemistry and contact angle data show that these electrospun materials are suitable for applications including biosensing, biomedical and tissue engineering.
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Nartker, Steven; Stogsdill, Michael; and Hassen, Mohamed, "Electrospun Cellulose Nitrate and Polycaprolactone Blended Nanofibers" (2015). Chemical Engineering Publications. 15.