Chemical Research in Chinese Universities ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (2): 318-322.

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Preparation of Ultrafine Water-soluble Polymers Nanofiber Mats via Electrospinning

SUN Guo-en1, TENG Hong2, ZHANG Chun-ling1, DOU Yan-li1 and LI Yi1*   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials of Ministry of Education, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130025, P. R. China;
    2. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130041, P. R. China
  • Received:2009-04-23 Revised:2009-06-12 Online:2010-03-25 Published:2010-05-25
  • Contact: LI Yi. E-mail:
  • Supported by:

    Supported by the Development Project of Jilin Province Science and Technology of China(No.20080344).


A series of water-soluble polymers such as poly(ethylene oxide)(PEO), polyacrylamide(PAM) and poly(vinyl pyrrilidone)(PVP) was successfully prepared via the electrospinning of their aqueous solutions without the use of a surfactant. The effects of solution properties on the electrospinning of PEO, PAM and PVP solutions were investigated. The viscosity of the solution, charge density carried by the jet, and the surface tension of the solution are the key factors that influence the morphology and diameter size of the fibers. The viscosity of the solution was  measured on a modular compact rheometer. The morphology and the diameter size distribution of the fibers were  observed under an environmental scanning electron microscope(ESEM). The results show that the diameters of the nanofibers electrospun from the solutions of these water soluble polymers were uniform and less than 300 nm.

Key words: Fiber; Electrospinning; Water-soluble polymer