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The apparent variability of silkworm (Bombyx mori) silk and its relationship with degumming
Año:2016
Áreas de investigación
  • Biomateriales,
  • Seda
Datos
Descripción
As spun silkworm (Bombyx mori) silk fibers were compared in terms of their tensile behavior and microstructure with fibers subjected to different degumming treatments. Fibers were initially retrieved by forced silking directly from the worms and, either characterized in the as spun condition, or subjected to one of the following treatments: immersion in water, conventional degumming or degumming under longitudinally constrained conditions. Microstructure was assessed by X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. In addition, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis was used to determine the influence of degumming on silk at a molecular level. Our study not only shows that degumming represents a major contribution to the accepted idea of silkworm silk as a highly variable material, but also provides new insights in the relationship between microstructure and tensile behavior in these fibers. In particular, it is shown that the arrangement of the hydrogen bond network in fibers subjected to different treatments plays a critical role in determining the mechanical behavior of silkworm silk.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
European Polymer Journal
ISSN
0014-3057
Factor de impacto JCR
3,242
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2013
Volumen
78
DOI
10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.03.012
Número de revista
Desde la página
129
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140
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  • Autor: Gracia Belen Perea Abarca (UPM)
  • Autor: María Concepción Solanas Díaz (UPM)
  • Autor: Nuria Mari Buye (UPM)
  • Autor: Rodrigo Madurga Lacalle (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Agulló-Rueda
  • Autor: Alfonso Munielo
  • Autor: Christian Riekel
  • Autor: Manfred Burghammer
  • Autor: Inmaculada Jorge
  • Autor: Jesús Vázquez
  • Autor: Gustavo Ramon Plaza Baonza (UPM)
  • Autor: Adriana Torres . (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco del Pozo Guerrero (UPM)
  • Autor: Gustavo Victor Guinea Tortuero (UPM)
  • Autor: Manuel Elices Calafat (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Luis Cenis
  • Autor: Jose Perez Rigueiro (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Materiales Estructurales Avanzados y Nanomateriales
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
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