Recent Advances in Development of Functional Spider Silk-Based Hybrid Materials

  title={Recent Advances in Development of Functional Spider Silk-Based Hybrid Materials},
  author={Aleksandra P Kiseleva and Pavel V. Krivoshapkin and Elena F. Krivoshapkina},
  journal={Frontiers in Chemistry},
Silkworm silk is mainly known as a luxurious textile. Spider silk is an alternative to silkworm silk fibers and has much more outstanding properties. Silk diversity ensures variation in its application in nature and industry. This review aims to provide a critical summary of up-to-date fabrication methods of spider silk-based organic-inorganic hybrid materials. This paper focuses on the relationship between the molecular structure of spider silk and its mechanical properties. Such knowledge is… 

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