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Fabrication and Characterization of Electrospun Plantago Major Seed Mucilage/PVA Nanofibers

Electrospinning is a well‐known technique for producing nanofibers using synthetic and natural polymers like mucilage. In this study, Plantago major Mucilage (PMM) was blended with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as a nontoxic adding agent, in order to produce electrospun nanofiber. Electrospinning parameters (voltage, tip‐to‐collector distance, feed rate, and PMM/PVA ratio) were optimized and solution properties were analyzed. The morphology of nanofibers was investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), X‐ray diffraction (XRD), and Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET). Mechanical strength of nanofibers was determined, and cell viability on nanofibers was discussed by MTT assay. The results of SEM indicated that the PMM/PVA (50/50) nanofibers obtained with average diameter of 250 nm. Viscosity, electrical conductivity, and surface tension of PMM/PVA solution were …

Journal Papers
Month/Season: 
April
Year: 
2019
Fabrication and Characterization of Electrospun Plantago Major Seed Mucilage/PVA Nanofibers | Dr. Alireza Allafchian

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