Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mechatronics, Materials, Chemistry and Computer Engineering 2015

Shellac nanofibers prepared using a modified coaxial electrospinning with a Triton X-100 solution as the sheath fluid

Authors
Yong-Hui Wu, Chen Yang, Sheng-You Lu, Shi-Cheng Jia, Chuang-Jian Li, Deng-Guang Yu
Corresponding Author
Yong-Hui Wu
Available Online December 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmmcce-15.2015.288How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Modified coaxial electrospinning; Nanofibers; Shellac; Sheath solutions; Triton X-100
Abstract
The present study reports that a modified coaxial electrospinning process, which was successfully carried out to control the diameters of shellac fibers. With a Triton-X100 in ethanol as sheath working solution and shellac ethanol solution as a core electrospinnable fluid, the coaxial electrospinning processes can be conducted continuously and smoothly. Optical observations of the electrospinning process demonstrated that both a single-fluid and a coaxial process can be realized using the same apparatus. Field-emission scanning electron microscopy results demonstrated that the flow rate of sheath Triton X-100 solutions had a significant influence on the size of shellac fibers. As the sheath-to-core fluid flow rate ratio increased from 0 to 0.4, the shellac fibers' diameter decreased from 1.21 ± 0.41 µm to 0.19 ± 0.07 µm. The fibers' diameter (D, µm) has a clear linear relationship with the flow rate of sheath Triton X-100 solution (F): D = 1.08 - 2.25 F (R2=0.9851).
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AU  - Yong-Hui Wu
AU  - Chen Yang
AU  - Sheng-You Lu
AU  - Shi-Cheng Jia
AU  - Chuang-Jian Li
AU  - Deng-Guang Yu
PY  - 2015/12
DA  - 2015/12
TI  - Shellac nanofibers prepared using a modified coaxial electrospinning with a Triton X-100 solution as the sheath fluid
BT  - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mechatronics, Materials, Chemistry and Computer Engineering 2015
PB  - Atlantis Press
SN  - 2352-538X
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmmcce-15.2015.288
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