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dc.contributor.author Jacobs, V
dc.contributor.author Anandjiwala, RD
dc.contributor.author John, Maya J
dc.contributor.author Mathew, AP
dc.contributor.author Oksman, K
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-07T11:38:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-07T11:38:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09
dc.identifier.citation Jacobs, V., Anandjiwala, R.D., John, M.J. et al. 2010. Studies on electrospun chitosan based nanofibres reinforced with cellulose and chitin nanowhiskers. TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry. Espoo, Finland, 27-29 September 2010, pp 8 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4750
dc.description TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry. Espoo, Finland, 27-29 September 2010 en
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the preparation and properties of cellulose whiskers and chitin whiskers reinforced chitosan nanocomposite fibres by the process of electrospinning. A dispersion of cellulose and chitin whiskers in chitosan solution was used under optimized processing conditions to obtain uniform and bead free nanofibres. Nanocomposite fibres with varying whisker loadings were prepared and collected in the form of randomly oriented porous mats. Loadings of concentrations of 1.25 - 5% chitin whiskers and cellulose whiskers were incorporated into the chitosan solution and electrospun at 20cm and applied voltage of 15kV (0.75kV/cm), respectively. Nanowhisker and nanofibre characteristics were determined by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). The nanofiber mats prepared by electrospinning is expected to find biomedical application as wound dressing, burn healing etc. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Conference Paper en
dc.subject Cellulose whiskers en
dc.subject Chitin whiskers en
dc.subject Reinforced nanocomposites en
dc.subject ; Chitosan based nanofibres en
dc.subject Nanotechnology en
dc.subject Forest products industry en
dc.title Studies on electrospun chitosan based nanofibres reinforced with cellulose and chitin nanowhiskers en
dc.type Presentation en


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