Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering (AME 2017)

The Influence of Sheath Solvent Compositions on the Diameters of Electrospun PCL/PTMC Nanofibers

Authors
Zhao-Bin Zheng, Chen Li, Yang-Chao Deng, Yang-Lu Qu, Di Wu, Deng-Guang Yu
Corresponding Author
Zhao-Bin Zheng
Available Online April 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ame-17.2017.34How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Coaxial electrospinning, Nanofiber, Nanofabrication, Composite, Shell fluid
Abstract
The modified coaxial electrospinning, in which only organic solvents or their mixtures are utilized as sheath working fluids, is a useful way for manipulating nanofibers' diameters. In this study, with a co-dissolving solution consisting of poly( -caprolactone) (PCL) and poly(trimethylene carbonate) (PTMC) at a concentration of 12 wt% in a mixture of dichloromethane (DCM)/N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) as the core fluid, a series of solvent mixtures with a varied compositions of them were exploited as the sheath fluids to control the sizes of electrospun PCL/PTMC nanofibers. The scanning electron microscopic results demonstrated that the nanofibers' diameter (D) had a fine relationship with the DMF volume ratio (Vr) in the sheath fluids as D=162Vr-0.61 (R2=0.9922). This job opens a new way for conducting the modified coaxial processes and for adjusting the sizes of fibers intentionally.
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Proceedings
3rd Annual International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering (AME 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
April 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-336-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ame-17.2017.34How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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