Role of X‐ray Scattering Techniques in Understanding the Collagen Structure of Leather

  title={Role of X‐ray Scattering Techniques in Understanding the Collagen Structure of Leather},
  author={Jenna K Buchanan and Yi Zhang and Geoff Holmes and Anthony D. Covington and Sujay Prabakar},
This review focuses on the SAXS and WAXS analysis of the collagen structure of leather, from pioneering works through to recent developments. X-ray scattering can be used to investigate the structural features of fibrillar collagen in the leather matrix, including axial periodicity, fibril diameter, chemical fixation, hydration and fibrillar orientation. Key properties of leather, such as appearance, handle, strength, hydrothermal stability and resistance to putrefaction, are closely linked to… 

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