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Title: Electrospinning nanocomposite nanofibers of hydroxyapatite/chitosan
Authors: Zhang, Y.Z. 
Su, B.
Lim, C.T. 
Keywords: Bone tissue engineering
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Zhang, Y.Z.,Su, B.,Lim, C.T. (2008). Electrospinning nanocomposite nanofibers of hydroxyapatite/chitosan. Advanced Materials Research 47-50 PART 2 : 1363-1366. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper presents a two-step approach for electrospinning of hydroxyapatite/chitosan (HAp/CTS) nanocomposite, which was firstly prepared by an in situ co-precipitation method. Continuous HAp/CTS nanofibers with diameters of 214 ± 25 nm were produced successfully with the aid of an ultrahigh molecular weight poly(ethylene oxide) (UHMWPEO). The HAp nanoparticles with aggregations to some extent were incorporated along the electrospun CTS-based nanofibers. And their crystallite structure can be preserved to some extent although an acidic solvent system was used. Current nanocomposite nanofibers of HAp/CTS may be of potential interest for bone repair and regeneration application. © 2008 Trans Tech Publications.
Source Title: Advanced Materials Research
ISBN: 0878493786
ISSN: 10226680
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