TY - JOUR T1 - Preparation and Characterization of Electrospun Polycaprolactone Nanofiber Webs Containing Water-soluble Eggshell Membrane and Catechin JO - Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics VL - 2 SP - 217 EP - 226 PY - 2012 DA - 2012/05 SN - 5 DO - http://doi.org/10.3993/jfbi06201210 UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/jfbi/4876.html KW - Water-soluble Eggshell Membrane KW - Catechin KW - Nanofiber KW - Compression AB - The process of incorporating water-soluble Eggshell Membrane (S-ESM) into Polycaprolactone (PCL) electrospun nanofiber webs was investigated, utilizing the hydrogen bonding interaction between S-ESM and catechin. PCL was first electrospun with catechin, and S-ESM was introduced into the resulting PCL/catechin nanofibers by immersing the fibers in S-ESM solution. Morphological observation suggested that S-ESM was incorporated with catechin and formed S-ESM/catechin nanoparticles, distributed in the PCL nanofiber webs. Analysis of FTIR spectra indicated that hydrogen bonding interactions were generated between PCL and catechin as well as between S-ESM and catechin. The bulk compression property of electrospun nanofiber webs was measured and the results showed S-ESM and catechin had effect on modifying the mechanical property of PCL nanofiber webs.