Solution blowing of soy protein fibers

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

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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 either polyacrylonitrile (PAN), or nylon-6. The sp/nylon-6 ratio achieved in dry core-shell fibers was 32/68. For sp/PAN the ratio achieved in dry core-shell fibers was 29/71. The nanofibers developed in the present work contain significant amounts of soy protein and hold great potential in various applications of nonwovens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiobased Monomers, Polymers, and Materials
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780841227675
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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