Applications of Cellulose Acetate Nanofiber Mats

Abstract

Electrospinning is an efficient process for fabrication of polymeric ultrafine fibers with diameters ranging from sub-micrometer to nanometer. It involves the application of a strong electric field across a conductive capillary attaching to a polymer liquid-containing reservoir and a collector. The obtained ultrafine fibers exhibit several interesting characteristics, e.g., high surface area to mass or volume ratio, high porosity, vast possibilities for surface functionalization, etc. These unique characteristics make them used in various applications such as biomedical, pharmaceutical, and industrial applications, etc. Cellulose acetate, the acetate ester of cellulose, has been widely used as fibers. Recently, the electrospinning of cellulose acetate has been attracted due to its good thermal stability, chemical resistance, biocompatibility, biodegradability, etc. These properties render it suitable for use in various applications including tissue engineering, drug delivery system, wound dressing, separation membrane, etc. This chapter covers research related to electrospinning of cellulose acetate and the potential applications of cellulose acetate fibers.

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Title
Applications of Cellulose Acetate Nanofiber Mats
Book Title
Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45232-1
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45232-1_70
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  • Jitendra K. Pandey Send Email (1)
  • Hitoshi Takagi Send Email (2)
  • Antonio Norio Nakagaito Send Email (3)
  • Hyun-Joong Kim Send Email (4)
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  • 1 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
  • 2 Advanced Materials Division, Institute of Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
  • 3 Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
  • 4 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
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  • Orawan Suwantong Send Email (5)
  • Pitt Supaphol Send Email (6)
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  • 5 School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Tasud, 57100, Muang, Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • 6 The Petroleum and Petrochemical College (PPC) and The Center of Excellence on Petrochemical and Materials Technology (PetroMAT), Chulalongkorn University, 10330, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
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