Poly(vinylferrocene)/Cellulose Acetate Fibers: A New Approach for In-Situ Monitoring Process Through QCM and Electrospinning Studies

Maslakci N. N., KIRISTI M., Kuralay F., ÖKSÜZ L., OKSUZ A. U.

JOURNAL OF INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC POLYMERS AND MATERIALS, vol.25, no.3, pp.544-550, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A poly(vinylferrocene) (PVFc)/cellulose acetate (CA) fibers were obtained using an electrospinning method. The electrospinning process was controlled in situ with a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) system. Fiber formation was observed through adjusting PVFc concentration. Morphological characteristics depending on the changes of atomic % ratio value of PVFc/CA electrospun fibers was investigated by scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis. Electrochemical behavior of PVFc/CA electrospun fibers was investigated by using cyclic voltammetry measurements based on the Fc(+)/Fc redox couple. The results indicated that PVFc deployed in/on the CA fibers and aggregated arbitrarily on the QCM electrode. The new PVFc/CA electrospun fibers were used for anion sensing.