Biodegradable Copolyester Fibers by Solution Electrospinning
In this work, solution electrospinning technique was used to produce biodegradable fibers using a commercially available polyester (Ecoflex F Blend C1200). These materials (mats) could be of potential interest in tissue engineering. The effect of polymer concentration and the solvent nature on the obtained morphology was related to the wettability of the mat, characterized by water contact angle measurements. According to the results, the electrospun mats presented water contact angles characteristic of hydrophobic surfaces.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 March 2015
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