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Title: Oligosaccharide functionalized nanofibrous membrane
Authors: Kaur, S. 
Kotaki, M. 
Ma, Z. 
Gopal, R.
Ramakrishna, S. 
Ng, S.C. 
Keywords: β-Cyclodextrin
Issue Date: Feb-2006
Citation: Kaur, S., Kotaki, M., Ma, Z., Gopal, R., Ramakrishna, S., Ng, S.C. (2006-02). Oligosaccharide functionalized nanofibrous membrane. International Journal of Nanoscience 5 (1) : 1-11. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: An attempt was made to incorporate β-Cyclodextrin (β-CD) onto the surface of the nanofiber to target potential applications in organic waste treatment. Phenylcarbomylated and azido phenylcarbomylated β-CD were successfully blended with poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and electrospun into nanofibrous membrane respectively with an approximate diameter of 900 nm. The presence of this selective agent on the surface of the nanofibers was confirmed by ATR-FTIR and XPS. To determine the functionalized membranes ability to capture small organic molecules, a solution containing phenolphthalein (PHP), a small organic molecule, was used. The results obtained showed that the functionalized nanofibrous membranes were able to effectively capture the PHP molecules. Thus the developed β-CD functionalized nanofibrous membranes may have the potential to capture similar small organic molecules in organic waste. © World Scientific Publishing Company.
Source Title: International Journal of Nanoscience
ISSN: 0219581X
DOI: 10.1142/S0219581X06004206
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