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Title: Absorbent yarns from silk by in-situ polymerization
Authors: Lee, KI
Lu, XK
Fei, B 
Xin, JH 
Keywords: Absorbent Yarn
In-Situ Polymerization
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Textile Bioengineering & Informatics Society Ltd
Source: Textile bioengineering and informatics symposium proceedings, 2014, vols 1 and 2, 2014, p. 60-63 How to cite?
Abstract: Composite silk yarns were prepared by in-situ polymerization of two monomers - acrylamide and sodium acrylate with the aid of lithium bromide. The swelling of silk in lithium bromide solutions was observed under optical microscope. These composite yarns were characterized on morphology, tensile properties and water absorption. Typical porous structure was observed in the composite yams. The silk yarn's tensile properties were improved remarkably in both dry and wet states. The composite yams showed higher water absorption than the raw silk. These modified silk yams have potential applications such as wound dressing and dermal reconstruction.
Description: 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS 2014) / 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference (APCC 2014), Hong Kong, Peoples R China, 6-8 August 2014
ISSN: 1942-3438
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