In-situ crosslinking of electrospun gelatin-carbodiimide nanofibers: fabrication, characterization, and modeling of solution parameters

Hajiabbas, M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2021

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1080/00986445.2020.1725491
  3. Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd , 2021
  4. Abstract:
  5. This work has focused on in-situ crosslinking of gelatin (G) to produce electrospun scaffold with improved fiber morphology retention and mechanical properties. As per this approach, we prepared G nanofibers through mixing G, 1-ethyl-3-(3 dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) in the new solvent system. Response surface methodology (RSM) was employed to study the influence of solution parameters on fiber diameter. The morphological structure was examined, and the appropriate level of setting to obtain smooth fibers with a favorable diameter was reported. Results revealed using EDC/NHS for in-situ crosslinking improves the mechanical properties and stability of G fibrous scaffolds significantly. Moreover, the results showed these G fibrous sheets has no toxic effect on cell culture. In conclusion, such G nanofibers with excellent properties may be considered as a candidate material in future studies for biomedical applications. © 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
  6. Keywords:
  7. Biomechanics ; Cell culture ; Electrospinning ; Mechanical properties ; Medical applications ; Morphology ; Nanofibers ; Scaffolds ; Surface properties ; Tissue engineering ; Biomedical applications ; Carbodiimide hydrochlorides ; Electrospun scaffolds ; Gelatin nanofibers ; Morphological structures ; N-hydroxysuccinimide ; Response surface methodology ; Solution parameters ; Scaffolds (biology)
  8. Source: Chemical Engineering Communications ; Volume 208, Issue 7 , 2021 , Pages 976-992 ; 00986445 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00986445.2020.1725491