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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 12, pp 3186–3191 | Cite as

Electrospinning of poly (2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)

  • Lorea Buruaga
  • Alba Gonzalez
  • Juan J. IruinEmail author
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Abstract

Poly (2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) (PEOZ) is one of the commercial members of a family of materials that have shown significant application potential in a large number of technological contexts, most of them related with biomedical problems where water-soluble polymer systems are highly desirable. Polymeric fibers with diameters in the 200–800 nm range of PEOZ were prepared by electrospinning of its water solutions. Processing and solution parameters effects on the morphology and the diameter of the fibers were investigated. SEM results showed that the polymer concentration and the applied voltage might be used as variables to control the morphology and the diameter of the electrospun fibers. Solutions of the same polymer in other two organic solvents (N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) and tetrahydrofurane (THF)) were also processed by the same technique but without the promising results of the water solutions.

Keywords

Applied Voltage Fiber Diameter Solubility Parameter Electrospun Fiber Electrospinning Process 
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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the Basque Government (ETORTEK Programme, Nanotron Project) and the Diputacion Foral de Guipuzkoa for the financial support for the development of this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polymer Science and Technology Department and Institute for Polymer Materials (POLYMAT)University of the Basque CountrySan SebastianSpain

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