A new strategy for direct solution electrospinning of phosphorylated poly(vinyl chloride)/polyethyleneimine blend in alcohol media

Altınkök Ç., Sagdic G., Daglar O., Ercan Ayra M., Yuksel Durmaz Y., Durmaz H., ...More

European Polymer Journal, vol.183, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 183
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2022.111750
  • Journal Name: European Polymer Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Blood-contacting, Electrospinning, Metal-freeazide-alkyne 13-dipolar cycloaddi-tion, Poly (vinyl chloride), Polyethyleneimine
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Elsevier LtdPhosphorylated poly(vinyl chloride) (PPVC)/polyethyleneimine (PEI)-based nanofibers were produced via electrospinning in their blended solutions for the first time. For this purpose, PVC was partially converted into PVC-N3 and the PVC-N3 is then reacted with bis(diethoxyphosphoryl) acetylene (BDPA) via metal-free azide–alkyne 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction to achieve the alcohol-soluble PPVC. PPVC and PEI solutions at certain concentrations prepared in methanol were electrospun from a single syringe at 90/10 and 85/15 vol ratios without phase separation. The accuracy of the modifications conducted on PVC was proven by Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR), proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR and 13C NMR) spectroscopies and gel permeation chromatography (GPC), respectively. The achieved nanofibers and their intermediates were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), water contact angle (WCA) measurement, thermogravimetric (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analyses. The blood interaction of PPVC-PEI was evaluated through hemolysis and platelet activation assay, since most of the biomedical applications of PVC derivatives have close contact with blood. The results showed that PPVC-PEI nanofibers provide a safer surface for platelet with lower hemolytic activity compared to PPVC nanofibers. Therefore, PPVC-PEI-based electrospun nanofibers obtained by such an effective strategy exhibited a promising perspective for scientists in various biomedical purposes.