Phospholipid nonwoven electrospun membranes

Matthew G. McKee, John M. Layman, Matthew P. Cashion, Timothy Edward Long

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Abstract

Nonwoven fibrous membranes were formed from electrospinning lecithin solutions in a single processing step. As the concentration of lecithin increased, the micellar morphology evolved from spherical to cylindrical, and at higher concentrations the cylindrical micelles overlapped and entangled in a fashion similar to polymers in semi-dilute or concentrated solutions. At concentrations above the onset of entanglements of the wormlike micelles, electrospun fibers were fabricated with diameters on the order of 1 to 5 micrometers. The electrospun phospholipid fibers offer the potential for direct fabrication of biologically based, high-surface-area membranes without the use of multiple synthetic steps, complicated electrospinning designs, or postprocessing surface treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume311
Issue number5759
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 20
Externally publishedYes

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Lecithins
Micelles
Phospholipids
Membranes
Polymers

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McKee, M. G., Layman, J. M., Cashion, M. P., & Long, T. E. (2006). Phospholipid nonwoven electrospun membranes. Science, 311(5759), 353-355. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1119790

Phospholipid nonwoven electrospun membranes. / McKee, Matthew G.; Layman, John M.; Cashion, Matthew P.; Long, Timothy Edward.

In: Science, Vol. 311, No. 5759, 20.01.2006, p. 353-355.

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McKee, MG, Layman, JM, Cashion, MP & Long, TE 2006, 'Phospholipid nonwoven electrospun membranes', Science, vol. 311, no. 5759, pp. 353-355. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1119790
McKee MG, Layman JM, Cashion MP, Long TE. Phospholipid nonwoven electrospun membranes. Science. 2006 Jan 20;311(5759):353-355. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1119790
McKee, Matthew G. ; Layman, John M. ; Cashion, Matthew P. ; Long, Timothy Edward. / Phospholipid nonwoven electrospun membranes. In: Science. 2006 ; Vol. 311, No. 5759. pp. 353-355.
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