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Extended wet-spinning can modify spider silk properties

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Abstract

Contrary to expectation, we demonstrate that spider dragline silk spun experimentally under water displays greater stiffness and higher resilience compared to silk spun “naturally” into air. We suggest that this consequence of extended wet-spinning is due to increased molecular orientation resulting from extension of the mobile phase.

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The article was received on 13 Jan 2005, accepted on 04 Mar 2005 and first published on 30 Mar 2005


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B500319A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2005,0, 2489-2491
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    Extended wet-spinning can modify spider silk properties

    Y. Liu, Z. Shao and F. Vollrath, Chem. Commun., 2005, 0, 2489
    DOI: 10.1039/B500319A

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