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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 2
First page : ( 787) Last page : ( 790)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00137.9

Fabrication and Characterization of Al/ZnO blended Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane via Electrospun Method

Gayathri S.1,*, Govindaraju K. M.2

1Department of Chemistry, AMET University, Chennai-603112, India

2Department of Chemistry, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore

*Corresponding Author E-mail: prabha.gayathris@gmail.com

Online published on 18 April, 2019.

Abstract

Nanofibrous membrane (NFM) of PVDF blended with Al doped nanoZnO was successfully fabricated through electro spinning process. In the present study, the Al doped nanoZnO was synthesized through Sol-gel (SG) route utilizing starch as a stabilizing agent and analyzed by x-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray (EDAX) analysis. Then Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) was utilized to characterize the membrane, and it was found that a stabilized morphology with a size of 300 to 400 nm. Hydrophobic PVDF membrane with a contact angle (CA) 124.700 was prepared by electrospinning of nanoZnO blended PVDF. The CA investigational outcomes of PVDF-ZnO blended membranes demonstrated an enhancement of hydrophilicity with nano ZnO.

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Keywords

Nano ZnO, Al doping, PVDF membrane, Electro spinning, AFM.

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