• Coaxial electrospinning for the reinforcement of nanofibre mats 

      Kemp, Renier (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Styrene -N-(N’,N’-dimethyl-3-aminopropyl)maleimide copolymer (SMI-P) was prepared by treating styrene-maleic anhydride copolymer (SMA) with N,N-dimethyl-3-aminopropylamine (DMAPA). The SMI-P copolymer was ...
    • Silk-cellulose nanofiber membranes for application in water treatment 

      Nyakombi, Priscilla (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Electrospinning (ES) of biopolymers down to nanoscale size has received considerable interest in efforts to address specific millennia problems, which include materials for application in medical and water ...
    • Synthesis of E-caprolactone based antimicrobial biodegradable scaffolds 

      Mamba, Feziwe Bathabile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Antimicrobial and biodegradable fibers are essential in medical applications, especially those in direct contact with the skin like wound dressings. It is ideal to have wound dressings that can eliminate ...
    • Ternary hydrogel blends of water-soluble polymers: A fundamental study 

      Pretorius, Mauritz Hermon Otto (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2021-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) is a water-soluble polymer. The use of PVA in the preparation of hydrogels has been well reported. However, PVA is not inherently antimicrobial, thus if this polymer is to be ...