Facile Synthesis and Characterization of Chitosan Nanofibers by Oil/Water Emulsion Method

  • Ragupathy Dhanusuraman National Institute of Technology Puducherry
  • E Muthusankar National Institute of Technology Puducherry
  • D Kamalakannan National Institute of Technology Puducherry


A facial approach for the synthesis of surfactant free, biodegradable and eco-friendly chitosan nanofibers (CS-NFS) was prepared by Oil/Water Emulsion method. The morphology of the CS-NFS was examined by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). FE-SEM images show the nanoscale chitosan nanofibers formation with sizes in the ranges of ~100-200 nm. Physiochemical characterizations of the CS-NFS were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), UV-visible spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. The CS-NFS are expected to be useful in electrical, optical and electrochemical devices.

Keywords: Chitosan;, Surfactant free;, Electrical;, Nanofibers


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R. Dhanusuraman, E. Muthusankar, and D. Kamalakannan, “Facile Synthesis and Characterization of Chitosan Nanofibers by Oil/Water Emulsion Method”, Adv. Nan. Res., vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 31-37, Apr. 2018.
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