Electrospinning of Sodium Alginate with Poly(ethylene oxide), Gelatin and Nanometer Silver Colloid
In this study, biocompatible polymer poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO), gelation (denatured collagen) and nanometer silver colloid was added to the electrospinnning solution of alginate sodium to get anti-bacterial nanofiber mats. The morphology and mechanical properties of the electrospun mats have been investigated. Smooth fibers with diameters around 300 nm were obtained from 4.0 % solutions of varied alginate/PEO/gelation proportion. The anti-water property of the electrospun mats has been improved by crosslink with glutaraldehyde acetone solution and aqueous calcium chloride and ethanol.
Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou
Q. S. Kong et al., "Electrospinning of Sodium Alginate with Poly(ethylene oxide), Gelatin and Nanometer Silver Colloid", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 1188-1191, 2009