Preparation, characterization and hydrolytic degradation of PLA/PCL co-mingled nanofibrous mats prepared via dual-jet electrospinning

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Abstract

PLA/PCL co-mingled nanofibrous mats were prepared via multi-jet electrospinning. The concentration of PLA and PCL in the co-mingled mats were controlled by changing the flow rate of the two polymer solutions. The amount of PLA and PCL in the co-mingled nanofibrous mats was monitored by UVâVis measurements through a colored dye added to PLA and by FTIR-ATR analysis. Morphology and mechanical properties of the nanofibrous mats were respectively examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and tensile tests. Water contact angles measurements were also carried out in order to investigate the wettability of the materials. Finally, the hydrolytic degradation of the mats in buffer solution at pH 4, pH 7 and pH 10 were studied up to 50 days.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)266-277
Numero di pagine12
RivistaEuropean Polymer Journal
Volume96
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Chemistry
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  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry

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