Chemically Modified Silk Proteins

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1700961
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Engineering Materials
Volume20
Issue number7
Online published15 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

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.

Research Area(s)

  • amino acid modification, chemical modification, coupling reaction, grafting reaction, silk proteins

Citation Format(s)

Chemically Modified Silk Proteins. / Chen, Jianming; Venkatesan, Harun; Hu, Jinlian.

In: Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol. 20, No. 7, 1700961, 07.2018.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review