Electrospinning of Cyclodextrin–Pseudopolyrotaxane Nanofibers


  • We gratefully acknowledge The Danish Advanced Technology Foundation for funding the project NanoNonwovens, a collaboration with Fibertex A/S, and the Danish Research Agency for funding for the iNANO center.


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Spinning a web: The electrospinning of cyclodextrin (CD) pseudopolyrotaxane, α-CD–PEG-IC (PEG=poly(ethylene glycol), IC=inclusion complex), nanofibers using poly(ethylene oxide) as a carrier polymer matrix has been achieved (see picture) without destruction of the pseudopolyrotaxane structure. This opens up a variety of possibilities for the development of multifunctional nanofibers containing CD pseudopolyrotaxanes and/or CD inclusion complexes.