Reactive electrospinning of cross-linked poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) nanofibers and elastic properties of individual hydrogel nanofibers in aqueous solutions

Seong Kim, Sae Hoon Kim, Sujith Nair, Eric Moore

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Abstract

Elastomeric nanofibers composed of cross-linked poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) are synthesized via a reactive electrospinning process. In this process, the photoinduced polymerization and cross-linking of polymers take place simultaneously during the electrospinning process. The produced nanofibers are mostly within the diameter range of 100-500 nm in the dry state. When they are immersed in aqueous solution, the nanofibers exhibit remarkably large elastic properties characteristic of bulk hydrogel materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3719-3723
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecules
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 3 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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