Faculty Advisor

Shivkumar, Satya

Abstract

Chitosan is a polysaccharide that has been used in many biomedical applications such as wound dressing, drug delivery, and scaffolds for tissue engineering. The objectives of this work were to produce sub-micron chitosan particles by electrospinning. The experiments examined the effects of temperature, concentration, needle size, and voltage on size, shape, and morphology of the chitosan particles. A concentration of 0.01 g/ml and a voltage of 30kV were used to produce chitosan particles as small as 300nm.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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