Sugar-cane bagasse derived cellulose enhances performance of polylactide and polydioxanone electrospun scaffold for tissue engineering.

@article{Ramphul2017SugarcaneBD,
  title={Sugar-cane bagasse derived cellulose enhances performance of polylactide and polydioxanone electrospun scaffold for tissue engineering.},
  author={Honita Ramphul and Archana Bhaw-Luximon and Dhanjay Jhurry},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  year={2017},
  volume={178},
  pages={
          238-250
        }
}
Bagasse is a waste product of sugar extraction from sugar-cane with approximately 30% cellulose content. Cellulose was successfully extracted from sugar-cane bagasse using a modified mercerization-bleaching approach with a 40% yield. Extracted cellulose was converted to cellulose acetate for enhanced electrospinnability and blended with poly-l-Lactide or polydioxanone before solution electrospinning. Physico-chemical evaluation of the electrospun mats showed variable miscibility of blends. In… CONTINUE READING