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Title: Investigation of the electro-spinnability of alginate solutions containing gold precursor HAuCl4
Authors: Anyfantis, George C.
Hajiali, Hadi
Mele, Elisa
Marras, Sergio
Carzino, Riccardo
Marini, Lara
Papadopoulou, Evie L.
Athanassiou, Athanassia
Keywords: Nano-fibers
Sodium alginate
Gold nanoparticles
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: ANYFANTIS, G.C. ... et al, 2016. Investigation of the electro-spinnability of alginate solutions containing gold precursor HAuCl4. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 483, pp. 60-66.
Abstract: Alginate nanofibers with an average diameter of 75 nm have been prepared by the electrospinning process. In addition, the spinnability of the solutions in the presence of the gold precursor HAuCl4 was investigated. At low concentrations of HAuCl4 well-formed nanofibers were produced, whereas as its concentration increases the nanofibrous mats present an increased number of bead-like defects. Herein, the in situ preparation of gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) is discussed since sodium alginate (SA) acts as the reducing agent and a mechanism is proposed in order to explain the bead-effect as well as the surface morphology of the alginate fibers decorated with Au NPs.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Journal of Colloid and Interface Science and the definitive published version is available http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2016.08.037
Version: Accepted
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.08.037
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23184
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2016.08.037
ISSN: 0021-9797
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