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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 contributionposted 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.