The Journal of Silk Science and Technology of Japan
Online ISSN : 1881-1698
Print ISSN : 1880-8204
ISSN-L : 1880-8204
The Study of Properties of Partially Dissolved Silk Fibroin Fibers Modified by Rare Earth Chloride
Zha MingHideaki MorikawaMikihiko MiuraYuyue Chen
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2007 Volume 16 Pages 99-106

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The silk fibroin (SF) fiber and the partially dissolved silk fibroin (PD SF) fiber from the Bombyx mori silkworm were treated with a rare earth (RE), lanthanum trichloride (LaCl3) aqueous solution, and the structure and physical properties were investigated to elucidate the effects of the RE treatment. This study aims to find a new approach that can improve the natural shortcomings of silk fibers (e.g., poor shrink resistance) and to modify the silk fiber using a rare earth.

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