Vahid Jabbari - Chitosan nanofibrous scaffold fabricated via electrospinning: the effect of processing parameters on the nanofiber morphology

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      International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization 16   (5), 277-289

      Abstract:

      Chitosan nanofibers were electrospun by using chitosan and   triflouroacetic acid (TFA) solution as a solvent. Morphological   characteristics of chitosan nanofibers fabricated by the   electrospinning technique in different applied voltages   (15–25 kV) and tip-to-collector distances (TCD)   (5–15 cm) were examined using scanning electron microscopy   (SEM). SEM images of electrospun nanofibers showed that   morphology and diameter of the nanofibers were mainly affected by   applied voltage. It also has shown that TCD directly affects   spinnability and fiber diameter and at a very small distance   (5 cm) droplets were formed due to electrospraying. The   mechanical, thermal, and physicochemical properties of the   chitosan nanofibrous membranes were investigated by tensile   testing, TGA, porosimetery, and FT-IR analyses, respectively.

      Address (URL): DOI:   10.1080/1023666X.2011.587943