Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 19, Issue 12, pp 2498–2506 | Cite as

Comparison on Properties and Efficiency of Bacterial and Electrospun Cellulose Nanofibers

  • Swaminathan Jiji
  • Sukumar Thenmozhi
  • Krishna Kadirvelu


Cellulose nanofibers were prepared from bacterial synthesis (bottom up approach) and electrospinning technique (top down method). Significant differences are noticed between bacterial (BC) and electrospun cellulose nanofibers (EC) in their properties such as diameter of fibers, decomposition temperature, surface area and mechanical strength. Filtration of cadmium oxide micro-particles and Staphylococcus aureus bio-aerosol using BC and EC was prominently influenced by their properties. Furthermore, in-vitro release of sparingly water soluble drug, ibuprofen was carried out using BC and EC as carrier materials.


Bacterial cellulose nanofibers Electrospun cellulose nanofibers Characterization Filtration Transdermal drug delivery 


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Comparison on Properties and Efficiency of Bacterial and Electrospun Cellulose Nanofibers


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© The Korean Fiber Society, The Korea Science and Technology Center 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Swaminathan Jiji
    • 1
  • Sukumar Thenmozhi
    • 1
  • Krishna Kadirvelu
    • 1
  1. 1.DRDO-BU Center for Life SciencesBharathiar University CampusCoimbatoreIndia

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