Templating of inorganic and organic solids with electrospun fibres for the synthesis of large-pore materials with near-cylindrical pores

Gustavo Larsen, Rubén Spretz, Raffet Velarde-Ortiz

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The use of silica, polystyrene and poly(L-lactide) electrospun fibres as templates to produce inorganic and organic macroporous materials is demonstrated. Mercury intrusion-extrusion porosimetry and nitrogen adsorption were employed to characterise the porous structure of fibre-templated, carbon, alginate, and silica materials. Scanning electron microscopy reveals that negatives of "spaghetti pile" like deposits of non-woven electrospun fibres constitute the random macropore network of these materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1533-1539
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 21 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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