Development of antibacterial electrospun chitosan/poly(vinyl alcohol) nanofibers containing silver incorporated HAP nanoparticles
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Chitosan/poly(vinyl alcohol) (CS/PVA) nanofibers with a diameter in the range of 60-80 nm were produced by electrospinning method. The effect of CS/PVA blend ratio and process parameters on the morphology of fibers was investigated by SEM analysis to select the optimum ratio in order to continue the following steps of the study. Silver ion (Ag+) incorporated hydroxyapatite nanoparticles were added to the blend solution. The produced nanofibers are characterized by SEM, FTIR, DSC and antibacterial analysis. It was observed that the generated nanofibers exhibited antibacterial efficiency against E.coli.