ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Pan Wei , Zhang Qi and Sun Yali
1Institute of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Zhongyuan University of Technology, Zhengzhou – 450 007, P. R. China.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2013;7(Spl. Edn.: November):771-776
© The Author(s). 2013
Received: 27/09/2013 | Accepted: 04/11/2013 | Published: 30/11/2013
Abstract

The Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)/ bacterial cellulose (BC) blend nanofibers were prepared by electrospinning blend solutions of BC and PAN in N, N-dimethylacetamide (DMAc)-lithium chloride (LiC1). The morphology, properties and structure of electrospun PAN/BC nanofibers were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Thermo gravimetric analyses (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The moisture absorption of the nanofibers was discussed. SEM image showed that the scope of the diameters was 480-790nm. The diameters of the blend fibers increased with the increasing of BC content. FT-IR and DSC indicated that intermolecular interactions are formed between two different polymers.

Keywords

Electrospinning, Polycarylonitrile, bacterial cellulose, Nanofibers

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