John Garner

Akina launches NanoMyP Polymblend product

Blog Post created by John Garner on Mar 1, 2016

In addition to in-house generated materials, PolySciTech division of Akina, Inc. ( also distributes research products for a variety of applications.  Our most recent product launch is PolymBlend from NanoMyP of which Akina is the USA distributor. PolymBlend is optimized for electrospinning applications to form a non-woven mesh. Due to its unique properties, it has high tensile strength and alcohol units available along the polymer backbone allowing for chemical modifications. Find out more at our site You can read more about this product’s research usage in a recent publication from the University of Granada here Orriach-Fernández, F. J., A. L. Medina-Castillo, J. E. Díaz-Gómez, A. Muñoz de la Peña, J. F. Fernández-Sánchez, and A. Fernández-Gutiérrez. "A sensing microfibre mat produced by electrospinning for the turn-on luminescence determination of Hg 2+ in water samples." Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 195 (2014): 8-14. (


  “Abstract: A novel turn-on fluorescent microfibre mat with high selectivity towards Hg2+ has been prepared for determining and quantifying Hg2+ in water samples. It is based on the use of electrospinning for encapsulating a spirocyclic Rhodamine 6G phenyl-thiosemicarbazide derivative (called FC1) into polymeric microfibres and the well-known spirolactam (non fluorescent) to ring opened amine (fluorescent) equilibrium of Rhodamine derivatives as recognition mechanism. The fluorescence intensity was proportional to Hg2+ concentration in a linear range from 0.4 to 4.0 μM with a detection limit (S/N = 3) of 0.1 μM. Keywords: Optical sensor; Hg2+; Water analysis; Electrospinning; Rhodamine derivative”