Fabrication of Shortened Electrospun Fibers with Concentrated Polymer Brush Toward Biomaterial Applications

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In this research, we aimed to develop a new type of core-shell electrospun fiber, possessing “short” length (core) and “concentrated” polymer brush (shell). We prepared electrospun fibers with initiating moiety for surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP), one of living radical polymerizations. Then we grafted poly(sodium styrene sulfonate) (PSSNa) on the fibers by SI-ATRP. After the polymerization, we mechanically cut the electrospun fibers with a homogenizer, yielding regulated shortened fibers. Our ultimate goal is to make a novel shortened nanofibril biomaterial with concentrated brush as cell growth scaffolds. Therefore we expect that this unprecedented short nanofiber can be broadly applied as a biomaterial owing to the unique structures and properties of the concentrated brush. The details will be discussed.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 306-307)

Edited by:

Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo

Pages:

58-62

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.306-307.58

Citation:

C. F. Huang et al., "Fabrication of Shortened Electrospun Fibers with Concentrated Polymer Brush Toward Biomaterial Applications", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 58-62, 2011

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August 2011

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