Smart composite nanofibers based on PLA/PEG with the addition of clove oil as thermal regulators

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Ertugral T. G.

POLIMERY, vol.67, no.10, pp.483-488, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.14314/polimery.2022.10.2
  • Journal Name: POLIMERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.483-488
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Smart nanofibers based on PLA and PEG with the addition of clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus) (EO) were obtained using the electrospinning technique. The nanofibers were characterized by SEM, FT-IR, TGA and DSC. For the PLA/PEG/EO composite (mass ratio 2/1/0.25), the temperature of the maximum decomposition rate was approximately 370 degrees C. This composite exhibited good latent heat energy storage (melting enthalpy 77.5 J/g at 34.7 degrees C). Smart nanofibers can be used as thermal regulators in medicine, electronics, and food and textile industries.