Starch/PCL composite nanofibers by co-axial electrospinning technique for biomedical applications


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Komur B., Bayrak F., EKREN N., EROĞLU M. S. , OKTAR F. N. , Sinirlioglu Z. A. , ...More

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ONLINE, vol.16, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12938-017-0334-y
  • Title of Journal : BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ONLINE
  • Keywords: Nanofiber, Electrospinning, Starch, PCL, Wound dressing, SILVER NANOPARTICLES, EPSILON-CAPROLACTONE, FABRICATION, NANOCOMPOSITE, DEGRADATION, BEHAVIOR, FIBERS, BLENDS

Abstract

Background: In this study, starch and polycaprolactone (PCL), composite nanofibers were fabricated by co- axial needle electrospinning technique. Processing parameters such as polymer concentration, flow rate and voltage had a marked influence on the composite fiber diameter. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), mechanical and physical properties (such as density, viscosity and electrical conductivity) of the composite fibres were evaluated. Moreover, a cell culture test was performed in order to determine their cytotoxicity for wound dressing application.