The Journal of Silk Science and Technology of Japan
Online ISSN : 1881-1698
Print ISSN : 1880-8204
ISSN-L : 1880-8204
Desalting of High-molecular-weight Sericin Solution by Using Circulating Dialysis
Hidetoshi TeramotoMaria MurakamiTsunenori Kameda
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2014 Volume 22 Pages 51-56


To easily achieve desalting of a high-molecular-weight sericin (Virgin Sericin) solution on a large scale, we examined the use of a circulating dialysis system. Native-state sericin of high-molecular weight (cocoon shells of Sericin Hope) was dissolved in a lithium bromide aqueous solution, which was then subjected to circulating dialysis. The results indicated that circulating dialysis could be used to desalt Virgin Sericin solution on a large scale; the characteristics of the high-molecular weight sericin were maintained after the dialysis.

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