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Nanostructured electrically conducting biofibres produced using a reactive wet-spinning process

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Abstract


  • Electrically conducting, robust fibres comprised of both an alginate (Alg) biopolymer and a polypyrrole (PPy) component have been produced using reactive wet-spinning. Using this approach polypyrrole-biopolymer fibres were also produced with single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs), added to provide additional strength and conductivity. The fibres produced containing CNTs show a 78% increase in ultimate stress and 25% increase in elongation to break compared to PPy-alginate fibre. These properties are essential for studies involving the use of electrical stimulation to promote nerve regrowth and/or muscle regeneration. The resultant a novel fibres had been evaluated to develop a viable system in incorporating biological entities in the composite biomaterial. These results indicated fibres are biocompatible to living cells.

Editors


  •   Dzurak, Andrew S. (external editor)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Foroughi, J., Spinks, G. M. & Wallace, G. G. (2010). Nanostructured electrically conducting biofibres produced using a reactive wet-spinning process. In A. S. Dzurak (Eds.), ICONN 2010: Proceeding of 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (pp. 251-252). USA: IEEE.

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  • 2-s2.0-80555125045

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Abstract


  • Electrically conducting, robust fibres comprised of both an alginate (Alg) biopolymer and a polypyrrole (PPy) component have been produced using reactive wet-spinning. Using this approach polypyrrole-biopolymer fibres were also produced with single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs), added to provide additional strength and conductivity. The fibres produced containing CNTs show a 78% increase in ultimate stress and 25% increase in elongation to break compared to PPy-alginate fibre. These properties are essential for studies involving the use of electrical stimulation to promote nerve regrowth and/or muscle regeneration. The resultant a novel fibres had been evaluated to develop a viable system in incorporating biological entities in the composite biomaterial. These results indicated fibres are biocompatible to living cells.

Editors


  •   Dzurak, Andrew S. (external editor)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Foroughi, J., Spinks, G. M. & Wallace, G. G. (2010). Nanostructured electrically conducting biofibres produced using a reactive wet-spinning process. In A. S. Dzurak (Eds.), ICONN 2010: Proceeding of 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (pp. 251-252). USA: IEEE.

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  • 2-s2.0-80555125045

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1288&context=aiimpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/289

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