Covalent functionalization enables good dispersion and anisotropic orientation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in a poly(l-lactic acid) electrospun nanofibrous matrix boosting neuronal differentiation

@inproceedings{Vicentini2015CovalentFE,
  title={Covalent functionalization enables good dispersion and anisotropic orientation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in a poly(l-lactic acid) electrospun nanofibrous matrix boosting neuronal differentiation},
  author={Nicola Vicentini and Teresa Gatti and Patrizio Salice and Giorgia Scapin and Carla Marega and Francesco Filippini and Enzo Menna},
  year={2015}
}
Abstract A biocompatible porous scaffold obtained via electrospinning a nanocomposite solution of poly( l -lactic acid) and 4-methoxyphenyl functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes is presented here for the first time for the enhancement of neurite outgrowth. Optimization of blend preparation and deposition parameters paves the way to the obtainment of defect-free random networks of nanofibers with homogeneous diameters in the hundreds of nanometers length scale. The tailored covalent… CONTINUE READING