Effect of the Solvent System on the Morphology and Performance of Nylon 6 Nanofibre Membranes

Yanılmaz M.

FIBRES & TEXTILES IN EASTERN EUROPE, cilt.27, sa.6, ss.97-101, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5604/01.3001.0013.4474
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.97-101


Nylon 6 nanofibre membranes were prepared by electrospinning of nylon 6 solutions with various volume ratios of trifluoroethyl alcohol (TFE) and formic acid (FA). The effect of the solvent type on the morphology of nylon 6 nanofibre membranes was investigated. Results showed that all membranes studied showed uniform, defect-free structures with very thin nanofibre diameters. The addition of formic acid led to a significant decrease in average fibre diameters. The average fibre diameters were 660, 186, 87, 62 and 30 nm for nylon 6 nonofibre prepared using the binary solution system and trifluoroethyl alcohol/formic acid (100:0), (75:25), (50:50), (25:75) & (0:100) respectively. In addition, the nylon 6 nanofibre membranes prepared using formic acid showed the highest strength with the highest porosity and the lowest average fibre diameters.