Vol.17, No.3, 2021, pp.629-638, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2021.015612
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Preparation and Characterization of Electrospun Polylactic Acid Micro/Nanofibers under Different Solvent Conditions
  • Hao Dou1,2,*, Hongxia Liu1,2, Feng Wang1,2, Yanli Sun1,2
1 School of Textile Science and Engineering, Xi’an Polytechnic University, Xi’an, 710048, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Intelligent Textile Material and Products, Xi’an Polytechnic University, Xi’an, 710048, China
* Corresponding Author: Hao Dou. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Nanoscale Flow and Nanomaterial Fabrication)
Received 31 December 2020; Accepted 01 March 2021; Issue published 29 April 2021
Abstract
Electrospinning is a versatile and popular method for the fabrication of ultrafine fibers and many parameters in electrospinning can be adjusted when ideal micro/nanofibers are required. In particular, the selection of a proper solvent condition is a fundamental and crucial step to produce electrospun ultrafine fibers. In this study, a commonly used biomaterial, polylactic acid (PLA), was dissolved in 7 different solvents and PLA micro/nanofibers were prepared by electrospinning. The morphology, porosity, mechanical property and static contact angle were characterized to determine the quality of the obtained product. The results show that different solvent conditions have a significant effect on both the diameter, surface smooth degree of PLA micro/nanofibers and the properties of the fibrous membranes.
Keywords
PLA; micro/nanofibers; solvent conditions; electrospinning
Cite This Article
Dou, H., Liu, H., Wang, F., Sun, Y. (2021). Preparation and Characterization of Electrospun Polylactic Acid Micro/Nanofibers under Different Solvent Conditions. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 17(3), 629–638.
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