Direct Electrospinning of Cellulose–Chitosan Composite Nanofiber (pages 1059–1064)
Kesavan Devarayan, Hirokatsu Hanaoka, Masakazu Hachisu, Jun Araki, Masakatsu Ohguchi, Bijoya Kumar Behera and Kousaku Ohkawa
Version of Record online: 7 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201200337
The direct electrospinning of cellulose–chitosan is described for the first time. The electrospun non-woven fabrics (ESNWs) are prepared from either bamboo or cotton cellulose with chitosan using an organic acid–solvent mixture. The average fiber diameters are <100 nm. The alkaline–alcohol treatment of the composite fibers produces the water-resistant ESNW.