Gelation Behaviors and Mechanism of Silk Fibroin According to the Addition of Nitrate Salts
AbstractSilk fibroin (SF) is a typical fibrous protein that is secreted by silkworms and spiders. It has been used in a variety of areas, and especially for tissue-engineering scaffolds, due to its sound processability, mechanical properties, biodegradability, and biocompatibility. With respect to gelation, the SF gelation time is long in aqueous solutions, so a novel approach is needed to shorten this time. The solubility of regenerated SF is sound in formic acid (FA), which is a carboxylic acid of the simplest structure. In this study, SF was dissolved in formic acid, and the addition of salts then induced a rapid gelation that accompanied a solution-color change. Based on the gelation behaviors of the SF solution according to different SF and salt concentrations, the gelation mechanism was investigated. View Full-Text
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Im, D.S.; Kim, M.H.; Yoon, Y.I.; Park, W.H. Gelation Behaviors and Mechanism of Silk Fibroin According to the Addition of Nitrate Salts. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1697.
Im DS, Kim MH, Yoon YI, Park WH. Gelation Behaviors and Mechanism of Silk Fibroin According to the Addition of Nitrate Salts. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(10):1697.Chicago/Turabian Style
Im, Dong S.; Kim, Min H.; Yoon, Young I.; Park, Won H. 2016. "Gelation Behaviors and Mechanism of Silk Fibroin According to the Addition of Nitrate Salts." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 10: 1697.
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