Custom-built electrostatics and supplementary bonding in the design of reinforced Collagen-g-P(methyl methacrylate-co-Ethyl Acrylate)/ nylon 66 core-shell fibers

George K. Stylios, Zahra Bazrafshan

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Abstract

In this study, Acid Soluble Collagen-g-P(methyl methacrylate-co-ethyl acrylate) (CME) was synthesized to take advantage of the flexibility of the resulted branched polymer chains and the high density of their chain entanglement. The coaxial electrospinning technique was applied to study the effect of electrically and structurally varied materials on fiber formation and fiber morphology when CME and Nylon 66 were electrospun as core and shell respectively. By tailoring the electrostatic field, different fiber content was achieved. The effect of chain orientation and intermolecular forces between the polymeric chains was investigated in the formed fibers by measuring thermal and mechanical properties, hydration degree and degradability. This approach to in situ fiber formation is not restricted to biomedical, but has potential end-uses in a variety of multi-functional applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Volume87
Early online date11 Jul 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

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