Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "Water-mediated green electrospinning of a poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) blend and cross-linking of the nanofiber membrane was attempted by heat treatment. The resulting nanofiber membrane was a polyelectrolyte coated in a layer by layer (LBL) method using poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI)/PAA polymers. The polyelectrolyte coated and uncoated nanofibers were characterized with IR, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and tensile strength measurements. The SEM images showed the swelling nature of the LBL polyelectrolyte nanofibers or the hydrogel nanofibers. The antimicrobial activity of the membranes was evaluated using the E. coli strain and compared with the polyelectrolyte untreated control."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The polyelectrolyte membranes exhibited strong antimicrobial activity in comparison to the control and holds potential application in wound dressing materials or specific applications as wound dressing hydrogel nanofibers."
For more information on this research see: Green Processing Mediated Novel Polyelectrolyte Nanofibers and Their Antimicrobial Evaluation. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2014;299(3):283-289. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering can be contacted at:
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