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Influence of Betula pendula inclusion on chitosan electrospun nanofibers

Grant number: 16/19278-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry - Dental Materials
Principal Investigator:Alexandre Luiz Souto Borges
Grantee:Diana Naomi Miura Toyama
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia (ICT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José dos Campos. São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

In recent decades, one can observe the growth in the use of natural biopolymers that due to the versatility feature, researchers have generated much interest in their applications innumerous biomedical fields. Chitosan is polymeric material obtained by deacetylation of chitin found in the exoskeletons of crustaceans and cell walls of some fungi species, has gained prominence as their properties, especially antimicrobial and regenerative when associated with nanoscale. Thus, in this study, polymeric nanofibers were obtained by electrospinning process from the parameters of variables: flow, distance and voltage to then be analyzed for the influence of the merger, via chitosan solution birch (Betula pendula). This herbal medicine has some properties such as anti-inflammatory, diuretic, healing, antiseptic and digestive is therefore widely used for therapeutic purposes. (AU)