Rapid and effective cuticle removal from wool fibers using ionic liquid

Chen, Jingyu, Vongsanga, Kylie, Wang, Xungai and Byrne, Nolene 2015, Rapid and effective cuticle removal from wool fibers using ionic liquid, Fibers and polymers, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1289-1293, doi: 10.1007/s12221-015-1289-x.

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Title Rapid and effective cuticle removal from wool fibers using ionic liquid
Author(s) Chen, JingyuORCID iD for Chen, Jingyu orcid.org/0000-0002-1275-0656
Vongsanga, Kylie
Wang, XungaiORCID iD for Wang, Xungai orcid.org/0000-0002-3549-6769
Byrne, NoleneORCID iD for Byrne, Nolene orcid.org/0000-0002-9474-7644
Journal name Fibers and polymers
Volume number 16
Issue number 6
Start page 1289
End page 1293
Total pages 5
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1229-9197
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Materials Science, Textiles
Polymer Science
Materials Science
Ionic liquid
Protein conformation
Summary Wool fibers are composed of cuticle and cortex cells, which are of obvious differences in many properties. The development of methods to isolate the two kinds of cells can provide platform to elucidate the roles they play in the characteristics of wool fibers. Here we demonstrate the cuticle can be completely and rapidly removed from the wool fibers by the use of ionic liquids, with inner cortex intact. Confocal microscope, SEM and FTIR have been applied to study the wool fibers after cuticle removal. In contrast to the traditional/long physical or chemical separation routes (>14 h), our method is very rapid (<1 h). This work demonstrates the ability of ionic liquid as a novel, rapid and efficient media for cuticle/ cortex isolation.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s12221-015-1289-x
Field of Research 091209 Polymers and Plastics
0303 Macromolecular And Materials Chemistry
Socio Economic Objective 830505 Raw Wool
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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