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Review on fabrication and applications of ultrafine particles from animal protein fibres

journal contribution
posted on 01.02.2014, 00:00 authored by Kiran Patil, Rangam RajkhowaRangam Rajkhowa, Xungai WangXungai Wang, Tong Lin
Protein fibre wastes from animal hairs, feathers and insect secreted filaments can be aptly utilized by converting them into ultra-fine particles. Particles from animal protein fibres present large surface-to-weight ratio and significantly enhanced surface reactivity, that have opened up novel applications in both textile and non-textile fields. This review article summarizes the state-of-the-art routes to fabricate ultrafine particles from animal protein fibres, including direct route of mechanical milling of fibres and indirect route from fibre proteins. Ongoing research trends in novel applications of protein fibre particles in various fields, such as biomedical science, environmental protection and composite structures are presented. © 2014 The Korean Fiber Society and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

History

Journal

Fibers and polymers

Volume

15

Issue

2

Pagination

187 - 194

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Location

Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISSN

1229-9197

eISSN

1875-0052

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Springer