Title

Electrospinning of hydroxypropyl cellulose fibers and their application in synthesis of nano and submicron tin oxide fibers

Authors

Authors

S. Shukla; E. Brinley; H. J. Cho;S. Seal

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Polymer

Keywords

electrospinning; hydroxypropyl cellulose; tin oxide; BENDING INSTABILITY; POLYMER FIBERS; NANOFIBERS; JETS; MORPHOLOGY; ZIRCONIA; Polymer Science

Abstract

Synthesis of hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) fibers via electrospinning has been demonstrated, for the first time, in this investigation. The HPC solution in two different solvents, anhydrous ethanol and 2-propanol, has been utilized with two different tip-to-collector distance (10 and 15 cm) for synthesizing HPC fibers by varying applied voltage within the range of 10-30 kV. It has been shown that, nano (< 100 nm) and submicron (> 100 nm) HPC fibers can be obtained under the described electrospinning conditions. Average HPC fiber diameter and its bead formation tendency appear to be a function of nature of the solvent and the applied voltage. Characteristic features of electrospinning of HPC fibers appear to be in consonance with the established mechanism of polymer fiber formation via electrospinning. Use of electrospun HPC fibers in synthesizing and depositing highly porous network of nano and submicron tin oxide (SnO2) fibers on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device has been demonstrated. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Journal Title

Polymer

Volume

46

Issue/Number

26

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

12130

Last Page

12145

WOS Identifier

WOS:000234350400013

ISSN

0032-3861

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