Preparation and Characterization of PVA/PVP Nanofibers as Promising Materials for Wound Dressing

GÖKMEŞE F., USLU İ. , Aytimur A.

POLYMER-PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING, cilt.52, sa.12, ss.1259-1265, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/03602559.2013.814144
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1259-1265


The PVA/PVP, PVA/PVP with 5% and 10% chitosan and PVA/PVP-Iodine fibers were produced via electrospinning technique. Their morphological and chemical characteristics were examined with SEM, TGA, FT-IR, viscometer and four-point probe conductivity measurement apparatus. The addition of chitosan increased the viscosity and the electrical conductivity of the polymer. The increase chitosan contents resulted in the diameters of the fibers smaller than expected. This was attributed to the increase in the viscosity of the solution and the electrical conductivity of the resulting fibers. The DSC results show that iodine was efficiently cross-linked with the polymer, forming an amorphous structure.