Reactive Magnetospinning of Nano- and Microfibers

Alexander Tokarev, Oleksandr Trotsenko, Darya Asheghali, Ian M. Griffiths, Howard A. Stone, Sergiy Minko

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Abstract

Reactive spinning of nano- and microfibers that involves very fast chemical reactions and ion exchange is a challenge for the common methods for nanofiber formation. Herein, we introduce the reactive magnetospinning method. This procedure is based on the magnetic-field-directed collision of ferrofluid droplets with liquid droplets that contain complementary reactants. The collision, start of the chemical reaction, and the fiber drawing are self-synchronized. The method is used to synthesize, cross-link, and chemically modify fiber-forming polymers in the stage of fiber formation. The method provides new opportunities for the fabrication of nanofibers for biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13613-13616
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume54
Issue number46
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

Keywords

  • materials science
  • nanoparticles
  • nanostructures
  • nanotechnology
  • polymerization

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    Tokarev, A., Trotsenko, O., Asheghali, D., Griffiths, I. M., Stone, H. A., & Minko, S. (2015). Reactive Magnetospinning of Nano- and Microfibers. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 54(46), 13613-13616. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201506796