The use of silica, polystyrene and poly(L-lactide) electrospun fibres as templates to produce inorganic and organic macroporous materials is demonstrated. Mercury intrusion-extrusion porosimetry and nitrogen adsorption were employed to characterise the porous structure of fibre-templated, carbon, alginate, and silica materials. Scanning electron microscopy reveals that negatives of "spaghetti pile" like deposits of non-woven electrospun fibres constitute the random macropore network of these materials.
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- Materials Chemistry