Special Issue "Functional Nanomaterials by Electrospinning"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mikhael Bechelany

Institut Européen des Membranes de Montpellier(IEMM, UMR 5635, UM, ENSCM, CNRS)Place Eugène Bataillon 34095 MONTPELLIER Cedex 5, France
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Interests: atomic layer deposition; ultrathin film; graphene; nanotubes; nanowires; boron nitride; electrospinning; membranes; sensors; biosensors; water treatment; energy; electrodes; tissue engineering; drug delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electrospinning is a versatile and cost-effective technique for the production of multi-functional nanofibers from various materials such as polymers, biopolymers, oxides, non-oxides, composites, hybrids and carbon based materials.

This research topic will aim at gathering resources in the area of the design of nanostructured fibers using electrospinning for wide range of applications such as energy, environment, aerospace, (bio) sensors, smart textile, tissue engineering, and so on. Contributions related to advanced fibers design, organization, functionalization, novel chemical and physical properties, toxicity and original characterization techniques will be as well considered.

This Research topic will deal with: (i) the design of functional nanomaterials (nanofibers, nanotubes, porous nanofibers, core/shell etc.), (ii) the surface modification of these new nanomaterials, (iii) the investigation of their properties and (iv) their applications. Multi-disciplinary studies will be particularly welcome.

Dr. Mikhael Bechelany
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • nanofiber
  • oxide
  • non-oxide
  • polymer
  • biopolymer
  • carbon
  • energy
  • environment
  • aerospace
  • sensors
  • tissue engineering

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Open AccessArticle Electrospun Blank Nanocoating for Improved Sustained Release Profiles from Medicated Gliadin Nanofibers
Nanomaterials 2018, 8(4), 184; doi:10.3390/nano8040184
Received: 25 February 2018 / Revised: 17 March 2018 / Accepted: 18 March 2018 / Published: 22 March 2018
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Nanomaterials providing sustained release profiles are highly desired for efficacious drug delivery. Advanced nanotechnologies are useful tools for creating elaborate nanostructure-based nanomaterials to achieve the designed functional performances. In this research, a modified coaxial electrospinning was explored to fabricate a novel core-sheath nanostructure
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Nanomaterials providing sustained release profiles are highly desired for efficacious drug delivery. Advanced nanotechnologies are useful tools for creating elaborate nanostructure-based nanomaterials to achieve the designed functional performances. In this research, a modified coaxial electrospinning was explored to fabricate a novel core-sheath nanostructure (nanofibers F2), in which a sheath drug-free gliadin layer was successfully coated on the core ketoprofen (KET)-gliadin nanocomposite. A monolithic nanocomposite (nanofibers F1) that was generated through traditional blending electrospinning of core fluid was utilized as a control. Scanning electron microscopy demonstrated that both nanofibers F1 and F2 were linear. Transmission electron microscopy verified that nanofibers F2 featured a clear core-sheath nanostructure with a thin sheath layer about 25 nm, whereas their cores and nanofibers F1 were homogeneous KET-gliadin nanocomposites. X-ray diffraction patterns verified that, as a result of fine compatibility, KET was dispersed in gliadin in an amorphous state. In vitro dissolution tests demonstrated that the thin blank nanocoating in nanofibers F2 significantly modified drug release kinetics from a traditional exponential equation of nanofibers F1 to a zero-order controlled release model, linearly freeing 95.7 ± 4.7% of the loaded cargoes over a time period of 16 h. Full article
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Open AccessArticle The Effect of Laminin Surface Modification of Electrospun Silica Nanofiber Substrate on Neuronal Tissue Engineering
Nanomaterials 2018, 8(3), 165; doi:10.3390/nano8030165
Received: 12 February 2018 / Revised: 9 March 2018 / Accepted: 13 March 2018 / Published: 14 March 2018
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In this study, we first synthesized a slow-degrading silica nanofiber (SNF2) through an electrospun solution with an optimized tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) to polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) ratio. Then, laminin-modified SNF2, namely SNF2-AP-S-L, was obtained through a series of chemical reactions to attach the extracellular
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In this study, we first synthesized a slow-degrading silica nanofiber (SNF2) through an electrospun solution with an optimized tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) to polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) ratio. Then, laminin-modified SNF2, namely SNF2-AP-S-L, was obtained through a series of chemical reactions to attach the extracellular matrix protein, laminin, to its surface. The SNF2-AP-S-L substrate was characterized by a combination of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform–infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, nitrogen adsorption/desorption isotherms, and contact angle measurements. The results of further functional assays show that this substrate is a biocompatible, bioactive and biodegradable scaffold with good structural integrity that persisted beyond 18 days. Moreover, a synergistic effect of sustained structure support and prolonged biochemical stimulation for cell differentiation on SNF2-AP-S-L was found when neuron-like PC12 cells were seeded onto its surface. Specifically, neurite extensions on the covalently modified SNF2-AP-S-L were significantly longer than those observed on unmodified SNF and SNF subjected to physical adsorption of laminin. Together, these results indicate that the SNF2-AP-S-L substrate prepared in this study is a promising 3D biocompatible substrate capable of sustaining longer neuronal growth for tissue-engineering applications. Full article
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