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Title: Preparation and characterization of chitosan/Aloe Vera composite nanofibers generated by electrostatic spinning

Researches on the fabrication of nanostructured based membrane have attracted great attention amongst scientists due to their wide potential applications on medical application. In this work, Chitosan and Aloe Vera sol-gel solution were electrospun using 20 kV DC supply at room temperature. Morphological structure and functional group of nanofibers were characterized using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) respectively. The optimum parameter obtained at 90% concentration of acetic acid, 0.3 ml/h of solution flow rate and 10 cm distance of nozzle to collector. The fiber diameters were analyzed using the ImageJ software. Average diameters of the Chitosan/Aloe Vera composite nanofibers is 183nm in ranges of 140–260nm.
Authors:
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  1. Center of Physics and Material Studies, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488768
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1674; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICASIT2015: International conference on applied sciences and industrial technology, Negeri Sembilan (Malaysia), 24-26 Feb 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ACETIC ACID; ALOE; AMINO ACIDS; CONCENTRATION RATIO; FABRICATION; FIBERS; FIELD EMISSION; FLOW RATE; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; INFRARED SPECTRA; MEMBRANES; NANOFIBERS; OLIGOSACCHARIDES; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SOL-GEL PROCESS