Electrospinning of calixarene-functionalized polyacrylonitrile nanofiber membranes and application as an adsorbent and catalyst support.

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) nanofiber membranes functionalized with calix[8]arenes (C[8]) were successfully prepared by electrospinning of PAN solutions with addition of various calixarenes. Uniform electrospun C[8]/PAN nanofibers were obtained by incorporating three types of calix[8]arenes into the PAN matrix and characterized by scanning electron microscopy… CONTINUE READING