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Structure development in electrospun fibres of gelatin

Elliott, D. E., Davis, F. J., Mitchell, G. R. and Olley, R. H. (2009) Structure development in electrospun fibres of gelatin. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 183. 012021. ISSN 1742-6588

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/183/1/012021

Abstract/Summary

Gelatin fibres have been successfully electrospun from water by heating a gelatin solution above the sol-gel transition temperature, and allowing cooling in a controlled environment as the fibres are produced. The development of structure with in these fibres is monitored using wide angle x-ray scattering, in this way the presence of the triple helix structure, which provides the physical cross-linkages in the gel could be probed. There is clear evidence that these structures are obtained in gelatin electrospun from aqueous solutions. In contrast fibres electrospun from a solution of gelatin in glacial acetic acid, showed no evidence of the triple helix structure.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Nanoscience and Materials
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF) > Electron Microscopy Laboratory (CAF)
ID Code:1639
Additional Information:Dielectrics 2009: Measurement Analysis and Applications, 40th Anniversary Meeting
Publisher:Institute of Physics

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