publication . Article . 2019

Processing keratin from camel hair and cashmere with ionic liquids

Y. J. Yang; Alessio Bucciarelli; Antonella Motta; J. Chen; P. Aramwit; C. Migliaresi; D. Ganbat;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2019 Journal: eXPRESS Polymer Letters, volume 13, issue 2, pages 97-108
  • Publisher: Budapest University of Technology
  • Country: Italy
Keratin, a fibrous protein, that is available from a variety of animal sources as a constituent of hair, nails, horns, hoofs, wool and feathers, has applications in pharmaceutics, cosmetics and as a fertilizer. Like many naturally-derived biomaterials, the intrinsic biological activity and biocompatibility of keratin render this polymer a potential candidate for applications in medicine, and for the fabrication of scaffolds for tissue engineering. While several sources of keratin can be considered, the bioactivity of the keratins obtained can be quite different. In this study we discuss the processing and characterization of keratin from camel hair and goat cash...
Persistent Identifiers
Medical Subject Headings: integumentary systemmacromolecular substances
free text keywords: Biopolymers, biocomposites, Keratin, Dissolution, Ionic liquids, Animal hairs, lcsh:Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials, lcsh:TA401-492, lcsh:Chemical technology, lcsh:TP1-1185, Ionic liquid, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Polymer science, chemistry.chemical_classification, Camel hair, education.field_of_study, education, Materials science
Related Organizations
Funded by
Regenerative Medicine Innovation Crossing - Research and Innovation Staff Exchange in Regenerative Medicine
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 778078
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-RISE
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue