Novel chitosan-spotted alginate fibers from wet-spinning of alginate solutions containing emulsified chitosan-citrate complex and their characterization.

@article{Watthanaphanit2009NovelCA,
  title={Novel chitosan-spotted alginate fibers from wet-spinning of alginate solutions containing emulsified chitosan-citrate complex and their characterization.},
  author={Anyarat Watthanaphanit and Pitt Supaphol and Tetsuya Furuike and Seiichi Tokura and Hiroshi Tamura and Ratana Rujiravanit},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={320-7}
}
The major problem associated with the production of alginate/chitosan hybridized fibers by wet spinning is the formation of gels due to ionic interactions of the oppositely charged molecules of alginate and chitosan when these two polymers are directly mixed. Here, we proposed a novel method of using chitosan in the form of an emulsion. The emulsion was… CONTINUE READING