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Table 1 Relative change in carbon and oxygen content following SiO2 incorporation and SA modification

From: Superhydrophobic micro-nanofibers from PHBV-SiO2 biopolymer composites produced by electrospinning

Sample Pure PHBV PHBV/SiO2 (unmodified) PHBV/SiO2 (SA modified)
%Carbon 73.1 ± 1.64 52.5 ± 2.25 66.7 ± 3.02
%Oxygen 26.9 ± 1.63 40.2 ± 3.15 28.5 ± 4.9
%Silicon 0.017 ± 0.02 7.28 ± 0.96 4.8 ± 2.1