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New Nanofibers Findings from Pamukkale University Outlined

May 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Nanofibers. According to news reporting from Denizli, Turkey, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Cyclodextrins are one of the most promising materials for the development of products with advanced properties due to inclusion complex formation ability with a wide variety of substances. More specifically, incorporation of cyclodextrins into electrospun nanofibrous materials is considered as potential candidates for functional textile applications."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Pamukkale University, "This study examines the electrospinning of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) nanofibres including beta-cyclodextrin and investigates the effects of beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD) on resultant fibre properties. TPU/CD nanofibres were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, FTIR, TGA and DSC analysis. Additionally phenolphthalein absorption tests were applied. It was observed that the incorporation of beta-CD increased the mean fibre diameter and heterogeneity of nanofibrous membranes. The effects of beta-CD on the thermal properties of TPU membranes were shown. It was proven that beta-CD within TPU nanostructure could be able to form inclusion complexes."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "TPU/CD nanofibres are believed to have good potentials for functional textile applications."

For more information on this research see: Effects of beta-cyclodextrin on selected properties of electrospun thermoplastic polyurethane nanofibres. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2014;104():42-49. Carbohydrate Polymers can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Carbohydrate Polymers -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E.P.A. Kumbasar, Pamukkale University, Denizli Vocat Sch Technical Sci, Dept. of Textile Technol, TR-20100 Denizli, Turkey. Additional authors for this research include C. Akduman and A. Cay (see also Nanofibers).

Keywords for this news article include: Turkey, Denizli, Eurasia, Nanofibers, Nanofibrous, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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