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Title: Electrospinning of poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) nanofibres encapsulated with Ag nanoparticles for skin wound healing
Authors: Xu, C
Xu, F
Wang, B
Lu, T
Keywords: Poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) (EVOH) nanofibres;Ag nanoparticle;Electrospinning technique;Skin wound healing
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Citation: Journal of Nanomaterials, 2011: 201834, (2011)
Abstract: Skin wound healing is an urgent problem in clinics and military activities. Although significant advances have been made in its treatment, there are several challenges associated with traditional methods, for example, limited donor skin tissue for transplantation and inflammation during long-term healing time. To address these challenges, in this study we present a method to fabricate Poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) (EVOH) nanofibres encapsulated with Ag nanoparticle using electrospinning technique. The fibres were fabricated with controlled diameters (59nm-3m) by regulating three main parameters, that is, EVOH solution concentration, the electric voltage, and the distance between the injection needle tip (high-voltage point) and the fibre collector. Ag was added to the nanofibres to offer long-term anti-inflammation effect by slow release of Ag nanoparticles through gradual degradation of EVOH nanofibre. The method developed here could lead to new dressing materials for treatment of skin wounds. © 2011 Chao Xu et al.
Description: Copyright © 2011 Chao Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
URI: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/2011/201834/
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/10443
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/201834
ISSN: 1687-4110
1687-4129
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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