PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CHITOSAN/CARBON NANOTUBES COMPOSITES

  • I. Olivas-Armendáriz
  • P. García-Casillas
  • A. Martel-Estrada
  • A. Martínez-Villafañe
  • C.A. Martínez-Pérez
Keywords: composite, chitosan, MWCNT, thermal induced phase separation

Abstract

In regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, scaffolds with high interconnected porosity are necessary because they can be potentially tailored to mimic the natural extracellular matrix (ECM) in terms of the structure, chemical composition, and mechanical properties. In this work the preparation of Chitosan, a natural biocompatible polymer was used as scaffolds and was prepared by thermal induced phase separation in order to acquired an appropriate characteristics, the influence of several parameters as polymer concentration, quenching temperature and the incorporation of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) was investigated where it was found that the mechanical properties of the scaffolds increase considerably with the addition of small percentage of MWCNT. The Materials characterization was made by Scanning Electronic Microscopy, Thermal Mechanical Analysis, Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy and hydrolytic degradation rate.

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Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Olivas-Armendáriz, I., García-Casillas, P., Martel-Estrada, A., Martínez-Villafañe, A., & Martínez-Pérez, C. (2020). PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CHITOSAN/CARBON NANOTUBES COMPOSITES. Revista Mexicana De Ingeniería Química, 8(2), 205-211. Retrieved from http://www.rmiq.org/ojs311/index.php/rmiq/article/view/1747
Section
Materials

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