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dc.contributor.author Jacobs, V
dc.contributor.author Patnaik, A
dc.contributor.author Anandjiwala, RD
dc.contributor.author Maaza, M
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-07T13:35:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-07T13:35:21Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.citation Jacobs, V, Patnaik, A, Anandjiwala, RD, et al. 2011. Optimization of electrospinning parameters for chitosan nanofibres. Current Nanoscience, Vol. 7(3), pp. 396-401 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1573-4137
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ben/cnano/2011/00000007/00000003/art00016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5083
dc.description Copyright: 2011 Bentham Science Publishers. This is the pre print version of the work. The definitive version is published in Current Nanoscience, Vol. 7(3), pp. 396-401 en_US
dc.description.abstract Electrospinning of chitosan, a naturally occurring polysaccharide biopolymer, has been investigated. In this paper, the authors report the optimization of electrospinning process and solution parameters using factorial design approach to obtain uniform chitosan nanofibres. The parameters studied were electric field strength, ratio of solvents - trifluoroacetic acid (TFA)/ dichloromethane (DCM), concentration of chitosan in the spinning solution, their individual and interaction effects on the diameter of nanofibres. The selected parameters were varied at three levels (-1, 0 and +1) using Box and Behnken factorial design. The interaction effect between electric field strength (FS) and concentration of chitosan (CC) as well as that between the ratio of solvents - TFA/DCM (SC) and electric field strength played the most significant role, followed by the concentration of chitosan and lastly by the electric field strength in obtaining uniform nanofibres. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Bentham Science Publishers en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;6750
dc.subject Chitosan en_US
dc.subject Electrospinning en_US
dc.subject Morphology en_US
dc.subject Nanofibres en_US
dc.subject Optimization en_US
dc.title Optimization of electrospinning parameters for chitosan nanofibres en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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