Recent Patents on Nanotechnology

Eduardo Ruiz- Hitzky  
Department of New Architectures in Materials Chemistry
Materials Science Institute of Madrid


Functional Polymeric Nanofibers from Electrospinning

Author(s): Hai-Sheng Wang, Guo-Dong Fu and Xin-Song Li

Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University, Jiangning District, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P.R. China 211189.


Electrospinning has been recognized as a feasible process for fabrication of continuous fibers with diameters ranging from several micrometers down to a few nanometers. This article presents an overview of recent progress in functional polymeric nanofibers prepared by electrospinnning. Except of functional nanofibers fabricated from electrospinning of functional polymers, nanofibers from a combined technology such as coaxial electrospinning, electrospinning with living radical polymerization, and electrospinning with surface modification, would also be introduced in this review. Furthermore, the functionality and application of nanofibers would also be highlighted.

Keywords: Electrospinning, functional nanofiber, polymeric, composite nanofiber, Living radical polymerization

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Article Details

Page: [21 - 31]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/187221009787003285