Fiber formation of the biocompatible polymer nanofiber membrane by electrospinning

Ching Wen Lou, Chien Lin Huang, Jin-Jia Hu*, Chao Tsang Lu, Zong Han Wu, Jia Horng Lin

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

Abstract

Electrospinning has been attributed to be one of the most effective method to prepare nano-fibers, and widely applied in assorted fields. The nanofiber membranes made by electrospinning feature high porosity and surface area, and are qualified for vascular grafts, biological scaffolds, and wound dressings. Chitosan is non-toxic and biodegradable, making it a good biocompatible material; in addition, it is also proved to be anti-bacterial and help cell growth in wounds. This research produced nanofiber membrane with polyethylene oxide (PEO) by electrospinning; the influence of the three parameters -mixture ratio of solution, electric field, and distance between the capillary tip and the collecting plate, on electrospinning was then explored. According to the results of the experiment, electrospinning formed the optimum nanofibers when the volume mixing ratio of PEO/chitosan was 60:40.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials and Processes II
Pages1888-1892
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Oct 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, CEAM 2012 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 13 Jul 201215 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume557-559
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, CEAM 2012
CountryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period13/07/1215/07/12

Keywords

  • Chitoston
  • Electrospinning
  • Nanofiber
  • PEO

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Fiber formation of the biocompatible polymer nanofiber membrane by electrospinning'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this