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The aim of this study was to prepare non-woven materials from a biodegradable polymer, poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) by electrospinning. PCL was synthesized by ring-opening polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone in bulk using stannous octoate as the catalyst under nitrogen atmosphere. PCL was then processed into non-woven matrices composed of nanofibers(More)
Catalytic palladium (Pd) nanoparticles on electrospun copolymers of acrylonitrile and acrylic acid (PAN-AA) mats were produced via reduction of PdCl2 with hydrazine. Fiber mats were electrospun from homogeneous solutions of PAN-AA and PdCl2 in dimethylformamide (DMF). Pd cations were reduced to Pd metals when fiber mats were treated in an aqueous hydrazine(More)
The aim of this study was to prepare nonwoven materials from poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) and their antibiotic containing forms by electrospinning, so as to prevent postsurgery induced abdominal adhesions in rats. epsilon-Caprolactone was first polymerized by ring-opening polymerization, and then it was processed into matrices composed of nanofibers by(More)
UV-curable, organic–inorganic hybrid coatings based on a UV-curable epoxyacrylate resin (EA) and methacryloxypropyl trimethox-ysilane were prepared by the sol–gel method. 2,2 0-Bis(4-b-hydroxy ethoxy) phenyl propane was modified by a coupling agent, 3-isocy-anato propyl triethoxy silane, to improve the compatibility of the organic and inorganic phases. The(More)
Conventional heterogeneous dispersion polymerizations of unsaturated monomers are performed in either aqueous or organic dispersing media with the addition of interfacially active agents to stabilize the colloidal dispersion that forms. Successful stabilization of the polymer colloid during polymerization results in the formation of high molar mass polymers(More)
Strengthened nanofiber-reinforced epoxy matrix composites are demonstrated by engineering composite electrospun fibers of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and reactive P(St-co-GMA). MWCNTs are incorporated into surface-modified, reactive P(St-co-GMA) nanofibers by electrospinning; functionalization of these MWCNT/P(St-co-GMA) composite nanofibers with(More)
We study the causes of the observed tunable hydrophobicity of poly(styrene-co-perfluoroalkyl ethylacrylate) electrosprayed in THF, DMF, and THF:DMF (1:1) solvents. Under the assumption that equilibrium morphologies in the solvent significantly affect the patterns observed on electrosprayed surfaces, we use atomistic and coarse-grained simulations supported(More)
The novelty of this work is based on designing the chemistry of the electrospun nanofibers, so that the resultant composites substantially benefit from cross-linking between the nanofibers and the polymer matrix. Specifically, the solution of in-house synthesized copolymers polystyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate P(St-co-GMA) is electrospun to produce mats of(More)
Multi-walled healing fibers with a novel architecture are fabricated through a direct, one-step tri-axial electrospinning process to encapsulate different healing agents inside the fibers with two distinct protective walls. Self healing systems based on ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) and an amine–epoxy reaction are redesigned by utilizing(More)