Solution blowing of soy protein fibers

S. Sinha-Ray, Y. Zhang, A. L. Yarin, S. C. Davis, B. Pourdeyhimi

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Abstract

Solution blowing of soy protein (sp)/polymer blends was used to form monolithic nanofibers. The monolithic fibers were blown from blends of soy protein and nylon-6 in formic acid. The sp/nylon-6 ratio achieved in dry monolithic nanofibers formed using solution blowing of the blend was equal to 40/60. In addition, solution blowing of core-shell nanofibers was realized with soy protein being in the core and the supporting polymer in the shell. The shells were formed from nylon-6. The sp/nylon-6 ratio achieved in dry core-shell fibers was 32/68. The nanofibers developed in the present work contain significant amounts of soy protein and hold great potential in various applications of nonwovens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2357-2363
Number of pages7
JournalBiomacromolecules
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Sinha-Ray, S., Zhang, Y., Yarin, A. L., Davis, S. C., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2011). Solution blowing of soy protein fibers. Biomacromolecules, 12(6), 2357-2363. https://doi.org/10.1021/bm200438v