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dc.contributor.authorAlJbour, Nawzat D.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBeg, Mohammad Dalour Hossenen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGimbun, Joliusen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorZahari, Mior Ahmad Khushairi Mohd Zaharien_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-17T01:44:50Z
dc.date.available2023-11-17T01:44:50Z
dc.date.issued2023-01-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn0428-0296en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/16161
dc.description.abstractNanofibers are fibers with diameters in the nanometer range. They are characterized by their high surface area to volume ratio, flexible surface functionalities, and superior mechanical properties. Chitosan is a polycationic polymer which is abundant in nature. Chitosan nanofibers have been widely explored for different potential applications such as wound dressing, tissue engineering, and drug delivery systems. It is difficult to directly spin pure chitosan, due to its high molecular weight, low solubility, and high viscosity. To produce nanofibers, chitosan is commonly blended with other polymers that possess fiber forming capabilities such as polyvinyl alcohol, polycaprolactone, and Polylactic acid. In this study chitosan oligomers of an average molecular weight 15 kDa was blended with the three copolymers at different weight ratios. The fibers were prepared by the free surface wire electrospinning process, and the formed Chitosan nanofibers were characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). SEM results showed that blending chitosan with PLA enhances its spinnability and facilitates uniform and smooth morphology. Blending chitosan with PLA produced nanofibers with better quality, compared to PVA, and PCL.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherPensoft Publishers
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
dc.titleFabrication of blended chitosan nanofibers by the free surface wire electrospinningen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3897/PHARMACIA.70.E98122en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfPharmaciaen_NZ
pubs.begin-page465
pubs.elements-id327715
pubs.end-page473
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume70en_NZ


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