Characterization of Modified Cellulose (MC)/Poly (vinyl alcohol) Electrospun Nanofibers for Bone Tissue Engineering

Sugandha, Chahal and Jahir Hussain, Fathima Shahitha and M. M., Yusoff (2013) Characterization of Modified Cellulose (MC)/Poly (vinyl alcohol) Electrospun Nanofibers for Bone Tissue Engineering. Procedia Engineering, 53. pp. 683-688. ISSN 1877-7058. (Published)

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In bone tissue engineering a variety of polymers were used to develop a suitable artificial bioactive scaffold for bone tissue regeneration. In this present study, we were using modified cellulose. Randomly oriented nanofibrous scaffolds of MC and poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) were synthesized by electrospinning technique. The blend solutions of MC/PVA with different weight ratio of MC to PVA were prepared using water as solvent to fabricate nanofibers. The morphology, diameter of electrospun nanofibers was studied using SEM. The crystalline and thermal properties of nanofibers were investigated by DSC and chemical characterization by FTIR analysis. These results showed that MC/PVA nanofibrous scaffold provides a beneficial frame for bone tissue engineering.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering & Technology (MUCET 2012)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modified cellulose; Poly (vinyl alcohol); Electrospinning; Nanofibers scaffolds; Bone tissue engineering
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mashitah Mohd Yusoff
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 08:18
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 08:29
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