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Green Approach to Develop Bee Pollen-Loaded Alginate Based Nanofibrous Mat

Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design, Lodz University of Technology, 116 Żeromskiego Street, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
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Materials 2021, 14(11), 2775; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14112775
Received: 3 April 2021 / Revised: 20 May 2021 / Accepted: 21 May 2021 / Published: 24 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Manufacturing and Application of Modified Nanofiber Composites)
Green electrospun materials are gaining popularity in the quest for a more sustainable environment for human life. Bee pollen (BP) is a valuable apitherapeutic product and has many beneficial features such as antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Alginate is a natural and low-cost polymer. Both natural materials show good compatibility with human tissues for biomedical applications and have no toxic effect on the environment. In this study, bee pollen-loaded sodium alginate and polyvinyl alcohol (SA/PVA) nanofibrous mats were fabricated by the electrospinning technique. The green electrospun nanofibrous mats were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). According to the findings of the study, the toxin-free electrospinning method is suitable for producing green nanomaterial. Because of the useful properties of the bee pollen and the favorable biocompatibility of the alginate fibers, the bee pollen-loaded SA/PVA electrospun mats have the potential for use in a variety of biomedical applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: bee pollen; nanofiber; biomaterial; green production; electrospinning bee pollen; nanofiber; biomaterial; green production; electrospinning
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Pakolpakçıl, A.; Draczynski, Z. Green Approach to Develop Bee Pollen-Loaded Alginate Based Nanofibrous Mat. Materials 2021, 14, 2775. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14112775

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Pakolpakçıl A, Draczynski Z. Green Approach to Develop Bee Pollen-Loaded Alginate Based Nanofibrous Mat. Materials. 2021; 14(11):2775. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14112775

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Pakolpakçıl, Ayben, and Zbigniew Draczynski. 2021. "Green Approach to Develop Bee Pollen-Loaded Alginate Based Nanofibrous Mat" Materials 14, no. 11: 2775. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14112775

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