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Polycaprolactone-templated reduced-graphene oxide liquid crystal nanofibers towards biomedical applications

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Here, we report a facile method to generate electrically conductive nanofibers by coating and subsequently chemically reducing graphene oxide (GO) liquid crystals on a polycaprolactone (PCL) mat. Ultra large GO sheets obtained are in favor of charge carrier mobility and oriented morphology of the GO coating. We showed that coating the reduced GO (rGO) not only retains the three-dimensional topography, fiber orientation and size of the template PCL, but also makes it electroconductive. Our preliminary in vitro assessments using mesenchymal stem cells revealed no induced cytotoxicity yet increased cellular metabolism on PCL-templated rGO fibers.

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The article was received on 02 Jun 2017, accepted on 29 Jul 2017 and first published on 14 Aug 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA06178A
Citation: RSC Adv., 2017,7, 39628-39634
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    Polycaprolactone-templated reduced-graphene oxide liquid crystal nanofibers towards biomedical applications

    S. Jalili-Firoozinezhad, M. H. Mohamadzadeh Moghadam, M. H. Ghanian, M. K. Ashtiani, H. Alimadadi, H. Baharvand, I. Martin and A. Scherberich, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 39628
    DOI: 10.1039/C7RA06178A

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