Nanofibrous polysulfone/TiO2 nanocomposites: surface properties and their relation with E. coli adhesion

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dc.contributor.author Teno Díaz, Jorge
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez Gaitano, Gustavo
dc.contributor.author González Benito, Francisco Javier
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-23T11:02:00Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-23T11:02:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Teno, J., González-Gaitano, G. & González-Benito, J. (2017). Nanofibrous polysulfone/TiO2nanocomposites: Surface properties and their relation withE. coliadhesion. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 55(21), pp. 1575–1584.
dc.identifier.issn 0887-6266
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/32919
dc.description.abstract Solution blow spinning, SBS, was used to prepare fibrous films of thermoplastic nanocomposites with potential antibacterial properties based on polysulfone, PSF, filled with well dispersed TiO2 nanoparticles. The PSF/TiO2 nanocomposites were produced with different nanoparticles content up to 10% by weight. A wide characterization was carried out focusing on the morphology at the nanoscale, roughness, contact angles, and surface free energy. Cell adhesion was studied by inspection by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). A uniform dispersion of the nanofiller was achieved, with the nanoparticles evenly embedded in the polymer along the fibers when they were created during the blow spinning process. TiO2 content influenced the topography of the films, most likely due to a direct effect on the solvent evaporation rate. The results obtained pointed out that an increase of the surface hydrophobicity as a result of the increased roughness induced by the presence of TiO2 nanoparticles was the main contribution to the reduction of DH5α Escherichia coli cells adhesion.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was financially supported by the Projects MAT2014-59116-C2 (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad); 2012/00130/004 (Fondos de Investigación de Fco. Javier Gonzalez Benito, política de reinversión de costes generales, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and 2011/00287/002 (Acción Estratégica en Materiales Compuestos poliméricos e Interfases, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.rights © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
dc.subject.other Blow spinning
dc.subject.other Cell adhesion
dc.subject.other Nanocomposites
dc.subject.other Polysulfone
dc.subject.other TiO2
dc.title Nanofibrous polysulfone/TiO2 nanocomposites: surface properties and their relation with E. coli adhesion
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Materiales
dc.subject.eciencia Química
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/polb.24404
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. MAT2014-59116-C2-1-R
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1575
dc.identifier.publicationissue 21
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1584
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 55
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000020543
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
dc.contributor.funder Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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