Preparation of stable aqueous solution of keratins, and physiochemical and biodegradational properties of films.

@article{Yamauchi1996PreparationOS,
  title={Preparation of stable aqueous solution of keratins, and physiochemical and biodegradational properties of films.},
  author={Kiyoshi Yamauchi and Akira Yamauchi and Takashi Kusunoki and Atsushi Kohda and Yotaro Konishi},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1996},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={439-44}
}
A stable aqueous solution of reduced keratins was prepared by extracting the proteins from wool (Corriedale) with a mixture of urea, mercaptanol, surfactant, and water at 40-60 degrees C. Sodium dodecyl sulfate was especially effective as a surfactant, not only in promoting extraction but also in stabilizing the aqueous protein solution. The proteins had… CONTINUE READING