Materials 2009, 2(4), 2276-2295; doi:10.3390/ma2042276

Silk Fibroin Based Porous Materials

National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Silk, College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, No. 199 Ren’ai Road, Industrial Park, Suzhou 215123, China
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Received: 28 October 2009; in revised form: 1 December 2009 / Accepted: 7 December 2009 / Published: 9 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Porous Materials)
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Abstract: Silk from the Bombyx mori silkworm is a protein-based fiber. Bombyx mori silk fibroin (SF) is one of the most important candidates for biomedical porous material based on its superior machinability, biocompatibility, biodegradation, bioresorbability, and so on. In this paper, we have reviewed the key features of SF. Moreover we have focused on the morphous, technical processing, and biocompatibility of SF porous materials, followed by the application research. Finally, we provide a perspective the potential and problems of SF porous materials.
Keywords: Bombyx mori silk fibroin; porous materials; processing; application

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Zhang, Q.; Yan, S.; Li, M. Silk Fibroin Based Porous Materials. Materials 2009, 2, 2276-2295.

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Zhang Q, Yan S, Li M. Silk Fibroin Based Porous Materials. Materials. 2009; 2(4):2276-2295.

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Zhang, Qiang; Yan, Shuqin; Li, Mingzhong. 2009. "Silk Fibroin Based Porous Materials." Materials 2, no. 4: 2276-2295.

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