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Silk scaffolds achieved using pickering high internal phase emulsion templating and ionic liquids
journal contributionposted on 2013-12-14, 00:00 authored by Nolene ByrneNolene Byrne, R DeSilva, C Whitby, Xungai Wang
We describe a convenient route to the preparation of silk scaffolds that does not require silk fiber dissolution and regeneration. We prepare the silk scaffolds via a single step pickering-high internal phase emulsion (HIPE) method. Additionally, we find that the use of biocompatible ionic liquids significantly improves the compressive properties of the HIPEs.