Chemically Modified Silk Proteins
Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62) › 21_Publication in refereed journal › peer-review
|Journal / Publication||Advanced Engineering Materials|
|Online published||15 Feb 2018|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2018|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85050274784&origin=recordpage|
Silks are of central importance as smart natural biomaterials and are attracting increasing attention for their biomimetic potential due to their sophisticated molecular structure, self-assembly mechanism, impressive mechanical properties, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. The versatility of silk proteins (SP) allows the chemical modification of silk-based materials with diverse morphologies under harsh conditions. The chemical modification of amino acids within SP enables the expanded generation of new biomaterials and the extension of their potential functional applications. The authors review the current chemical modification strategies and routes for the functionalization of SP.
- amino acid modification, chemical modification, coupling reaction, grafting reaction, silk proteins