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Electrospun Chitosan Based Nanofibers

Lenka Martinová (Technical University of Liberec, Department of Nonwovens, Liberec, Czech Republic)
Daniela Lubasová (Technical University of Liberec, Department of Nonwovens, Liberec, Czech Republic)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 1 May 2008

Abstract

The optimal conditions for electrospinning by the NanospiderTM technology, including applied high voltage, distance between both electrodes, air temperature and air humidity, are also found. The crosslinking of the nanofiber sheet is achieved by heat treatment. The morphology of electrospun fibers is observed by using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Chitosan in the nanofiber sheets format has a great potential to be widely used in various applications derived from its biocompatibility and biodegradability.

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Martinová, L. and Lubasová, D. (2008), "Electrospun Chitosan Based Nanofibers", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 72-79. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-12-02-2008-B009

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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