دانشگاه تربیت مدرس- دانشکده مهندسی شیمی- گروه مهندسی پلیمر
عنوان مقاله [English]
In this research, coaxial electrospinning method was used for preparing the core-shell fibers of polycaprolactone PCL and polyvinyl alcohol PVA, and silver nanoparticles were added through the reduction of silver nitrate in core solution before processing. The presence of silver nanoparticles was proved by observing the absorption peak in UV-visible spectroscopy test in the range of 420-430 nm. Antibacterial properties were investigated according to ATCC100 standard by usage of E.coli and S.aureus bacteria on single layer fibers mat of PCL, PVA, PCL containing silver and PVA containing silver, as well as core-shell fibers mat of PVA-Ag/PCL and PCL-Ag/PVA. The results showed that core-shell fibers have strong antibacterial properties like single layer fibers containing silver. Also, adding silver nanoparticles caused a slight enhancement in contact angle or hydrophobicity of the fibers. The water vapor transmission rate test exhibited that WVTR value decreased with the addition of silver and fabricating core-shell fibers while in comparison with commercial wound dressing, this value is more close to human WVTR value.