The effects of physical and chemical treatments on Na2S produced feather keratin films.

Abstract

The industrial utilisation of feather keratin as a biopolymer has proven difficult due to the lack of a viable extraction technique and the poor mechanical properties of the regenerated products. Here, pure keratin films were produced from chicken feathers using sodium sulphide as sole extraction reagent in a scheme that allows films to be formed without… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2014.11.003

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@article{Poole2015TheEO, title={The effects of physical and chemical treatments on Na2S produced feather keratin films.}, author={Andrew J. Poole and Jeffrey S. Church}, journal={International journal of biological macromolecules}, year={2015}, volume={73}, pages={99-108} }