Practical' Electrospinning of Biopolymers in Ionic Liquids

Julia Shamshina, O Zavgorodnya, J R Bonner, G Gurau, T DiNardo, R D Rogers

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Spinning round and round: A setup for multi-needle electrospinning of the biopolymer chitin using the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate is developed to realize electrospinning on a large scale. Biopolymers are relevant as a sustainable platform to potentially replace synthetic, non-biodegradable plastics. The scale-up of electrospinning from ionic liquids, which is demonstrated for chitin and shows potential for satisfying some requirements of industrial production, can be applied for virtually any biopolymer soluble in ionic liquids.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-111
StatePublished - 2017


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