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Electrospun fibers based on carbohydrate gum polymers and their multifaceted applications

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Elsevier

Source : Carbohydrate Polymers 2020, 247, 116705.

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : School for Sustainable Futures

Year : 2020

Abstract : Electrospinning has garnered significant attention in view of its many advantages such as feasibility for various polymers, scalability required for mass production, and ease of processing. Extensive studies have been devoted to the use of electrospinning to fabricate various electrospun nanofibers derived from carbohydrate gum polymers in combination with synthetic polymers and/or additives of inorganic or organic materials with gums. In view of the versatility and the widespread choice of precursors that can be deployed for electrospinning, various gums from both, the plants and microbial-based gum carbohydrates are holistically and/or partially included in the electrospinning solution for the preparation of functional composite nanofibers. Moreover, our strategy encompasses a combination of natural gums with other polymers/inorganic or nanoparticles to ensue distinct properties. This early established milestone in functional carbohydrate gum polymer-based composite nanofibers may be deployed by specialized researchers in the field of nanoscience and technology, and especially for exploiting electrospinning of natural gums composites for diverse applications.

Cite this Research Publication : Padil, V. V. T* .; Cheong, J. Y.; KP, A.; Makvandi, P.; Zare, E. N.; Torres-Mendieta, R.; Wacławek, S.; Černík, M.; Kim, I.-D.; Varma, R. S., "Electrospun Fibers Based on Carbohydrate Gum Polymers and Their Multifaceted Applications," Carbohydrate Polymers 2020, 247, 116705.

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