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1. Int J Biol Macromol. 2012 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Electrospun core-shell nanofibers from homogeneous solution of poly(vinyl
alcohol)/bovine serum albumin.

Won JJ, Nirmala R, Navamathavan R, Kim HY.

Department of Organic Materials and Fiber Engineering, Chonbuk National
University, Jeonju, 561-756, South Korea.

We report on the preparation and characterization of core-shell structure of
bovine serum albumin (BSA) blended poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) composite nanofibers
by using electrospinning process. The core-shell structure nanofibers have been
electrospun from the homogeneous solution of BSA (as shell) and PVA (as core).
The morphology, chemical compositions, structure and thermal properties of the
resultant products were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM),
energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDX), high-resolution transmission electron
microscopy (HR-TEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy,
differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and X-ray
photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) techniques. The blending ratio of PVA and BSA,
molecular weight of BSA and the applied voltage of electrospinning process were
observed to be the key influence factors on the formation of core-shell
nanofibers structure. Based on the experimental findings, we proposed a possible
physical mechanism for the formation of core-shell nanofibers structure of PVA
blended BSA composite.

Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.

PMID: 22521619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]