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Animal silks: their structures, properties and artificial production

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Abstract

This feature article reviews recent progress in the understanding of the hierarchically organized structures, the perfectly balanced mechanical properties and the structure–property relationship of the natural animal silk fibres, as well as the experimental attempts to fabricate man-made silk fibres by means of wet spinning, dry spinning, electrospinning and transgenosis.

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Submitted
05 Jun 2009
Accepted
21 Jul 2009
First published
08 Sep 2009

Chem. Commun., 2009, 6515-6529
Article type
Feature Article

Animal silks: their structures, properties and artificial production

C. Fu, Z. Shao and V. Fritz, Chem. Commun., 2009, 6515
DOI: 10.1039/B911049F

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