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Novel Polyvinyl Butyral/Monoacylglycerol Nanofibrous Membrane with Antifouling Activity

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Institute of Hydrodynamics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Pod Patankou 5/30, 16672 Prague, Czech Republic
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Department of Fat, Surfactant and Cosmetics Technology, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, 275 Vavreckova, 76001 Zlin, Czech Republic
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Department of Environmental Protection Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, 275 Vavreckova, 76001 Zlin, Czech Republic
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Materials 2020, 13(17), 3662; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173662
Received: 10 July 2020 / Revised: 13 August 2020 / Accepted: 17 August 2020 / Published: 19 August 2020
Monoacylglycerols (MAGs) have proven of great interest to the foodstuffs industry due to the promising antibacterial activity they show for controlling microbial contamination. Prior to this paper, this antibacterial agent had not been incorporated in a nanofibrous membrane. This study details convenient fabrication of nanofibrous membranes based on polyvinyl butyral (PVB) containing various concentrations of monocaprin (MAG 10) by an electrospinning process. Increasing the concentration of MAG 10 caused differences to appear in the shape of the nanofibers, in addition to which the level of wettability was heightened. Besides exhibiting antibacterial properties, the functional membranes demonstrated especially good antifouling activity. The novel and efficient nanofibrous membranes described have the potential to find eventual application in medical or environmental fields. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanofibrous membranes; monoacylglycerols; polyvinyl butyral; wettability; antibacterial; antifouling activity nanofibrous membranes; monoacylglycerols; polyvinyl butyral; wettability; antibacterial; antifouling activity
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Peer, P.; Sedlaříková, J.; Janalíková, M.; Kučerová, L.; Pleva, P. Novel Polyvinyl Butyral/Monoacylglycerol Nanofibrous Membrane with Antifouling Activity. Materials 2020, 13, 3662. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173662

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Peer P, Sedlaříková J, Janalíková M, Kučerová L, Pleva P. Novel Polyvinyl Butyral/Monoacylglycerol Nanofibrous Membrane with Antifouling Activity. Materials. 2020; 13(17):3662. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173662

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Peer, Petra, Jana Sedlaříková, Magda Janalíková, Liliana Kučerová, and Pavel Pleva. 2020. "Novel Polyvinyl Butyral/Monoacylglycerol Nanofibrous Membrane with Antifouling Activity" Materials 13, no. 17: 3662. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173662

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