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Electrospinning of Hyaluronan Using Polymer Coelectrospinning and Intermediate Solvent

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Department of Physics and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Thomas Bata University in Zlín, Vavrečkova 275, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic
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Center of Polymer Systems, Thomas Bata University in Zlín, tř. Tomáše Bati 5678, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic
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CEBIA-Tech, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Thomas Bata University in Zlín, Nad Stráněmi 4511, 760 05 Zlín, Czech Republic
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Polymers 2019, 11(9), 1517; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11091517
Received: 9 August 2019 / Revised: 4 September 2019 / Accepted: 8 September 2019 / Published: 18 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Biointerfaces)
In the current study, we present methods of sodium hyaluronate, also denoted as hyaluronan (HA), nanofiber fabrication using a direct-current (DC) electric field. HA was spun in combination with poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and polyethylene oxide (PEO) and as a pure polymer. Nonaggressive solvents were used due to the possible use of the fibers in life sciences. The influences of polymer concentration, average molecular weight (Mw), viscosity, and solution surface tension were analyzed. HA and PVA were fluorescent-labeled in order to examine the electrospun structures using fluorescence confocal microscopy. In this study, two intermediate solvent mixtures that facilitate HA electrospinning were found. In the case of polymer co-electrospinning, the effect of the surfactant content on the HA/PVA electrospinning process, and the effect of HA Mw on HA/PEO nanofiber morphology, were examined, respectively. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrospinning; hyaluronan; poly(vinyl alcohol); polyethylene oxide; nanofibers; intermediate solvent; fluorescence confocal microscopy electrospinning; hyaluronan; poly(vinyl alcohol); polyethylene oxide; nanofibers; intermediate solvent; fluorescence confocal microscopy
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Vítková, L.; Musilová, L.; Achbergerová, E.; Minařík, A.; Smolka, P.; Wrzecionko, E.; Mráček, A. Electrospinning of Hyaluronan Using Polymer Coelectrospinning and Intermediate Solvent. Polymers 2019, 11, 1517. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11091517

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Vítková L, Musilová L, Achbergerová E, Minařík A, Smolka P, Wrzecionko E, Mráček A. Electrospinning of Hyaluronan Using Polymer Coelectrospinning and Intermediate Solvent. Polymers. 2019; 11(9):1517. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11091517

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Vítková, Lenka, Lenka Musilová, Eva Achbergerová, Antonín Minařík, Petr Smolka, Erik Wrzecionko, and Aleš Mráček. 2019. "Electrospinning of Hyaluronan Using Polymer Coelectrospinning and Intermediate Solvent" Polymers 11, no. 9: 1517. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11091517

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