Herein, electrospun biodegradable scaffolds based on polycaprolactone (PCL), poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) and polyaniline (PANi) polymers were fabricated. A calcium-phosphate (CaP) coating was deposited on the surface of the scaffolds via an improved soaking process. Influence of the deposition cycles and ethanol concentration in the solution on the relative increase of the scaffolds weight and water contact angle (WCA) are determined. The characterization of the molecular and crystal structure confirmed the formation of CaP phase. Importantly, WCA results showed that the pristine scaffolds have the hydrophobic surface, while the deposition of CaP coating onto scaffolds allows to significantly improve the surface wetting behavior, and infiltration of the water droplets into the CaP-coated scaffolds was observed. Thus, the fabricated hybrid biodegradable piezoelectric scaffolds can be utilized for regenerative medicine.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Aug 2019|
|Event||16th International Conference of Students and Young Scientists on Prospects of Fundamental Sciences Development, PFSD 2019 - Tomsk, Russian Federation|
Duration: 23 Apr 2019 → 26 Apr 2019
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)