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Title: Effect of solvent and processing parameters on electrospun polyvinylpyrrolidone ultra-fine fibers
Authors: Thammasit Vongsetskul
Thanaphorn Chantarodsakun
Preeyaphorn Wongsomboon
Ratthapol Rangkupan
Pramuan Tangboriboonrat
Mahidol University
Chulalongkorn University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Chemistry;Materials Science;Mathematics
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2015
Citation: Chiang Mai Journal of Science. Vol.42, No.2 (2015), 436-442
Abstract: © 2015 Chiang Mai University. All rights reserved. Electrospun polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) (MW ~ 1.3 x 10<sup>6</sup> g/mol) ultra-fine fibers with diameters from 200 to 1400 nm were successfully fabricated from the 20 %w/w PVP in the mixtures of ethanol and water. The effects of solvent compositions, the applied voltages (10, 12, 14 and 16 kV) and the electrical polarities (both negative and positive) on their diameters and morphology were investigated. Scanning electron micrographs revealed that, to obtain neat fibers with small diameters, the positive polarity and high potential should be applied. In addition, the fiber diameter increased with increasing the amount of ethanol.
ISSN: 01252526
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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