Grafting Through Styrene Polymerization on Electrospun Gelatin Nanofibers by Photopolymerization Type II

Danışman M.

Journal of Optometry, Eye and Health Research, vol.4, no.2, pp.37-43, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


During the past few decades, to create new materials for novel uses, the development of numerous hybrid materials has been the subject of much investigation. In this study, photopolymerization type II was used to create a hybrid material made of gelatin and polystyrene. For this purpose, firstly gelatin nanofiber (GNF) was synthesized by the electrospinning process. Then, by adding styrene monomer on the gelatin nanofiber, it was bonded to the gelatin nanofiber simultaneously with styrene polymerization by the photopolymerization type II. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy was used to characterize the chemical structure. Thermal degradations were investigated with thermogravimetric analysis. The surface morphologies were searched with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and wettability properties were investigated.