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Regenerated silk fibroin using protic ionic liquids solvents : towards an all-ionic-liquid process for producing silk with tunable properties

journal contribution
posted on 30.01.2012, 00:00 authored by Nicolas GoujonNicolas Goujon, Xungai WangXungai Wang, R Rajkowa, Nolene ByrneNolene Byrne
We have shown that protic ionic liquids, pILs, are effective coagulation solvents for the regenerated of silk fibroin, RSF. We show that the choice of pIL has a dramatic effect on the composition of the RSF. Additionally the use of pILs as the coagulator eliminates the need for volatile organic solvents in silk processing.

History

Journal

Chemical communications

Volume

48

Issue

9

Pagination

1278 - 1280

Publisher

R S C Publications

Location

Cambridge, England

ISSN

1359-7345

eISSN

1364-548X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, The Royal Society of Chemistry