The effect of solvation temperature on the molecular features and physical properties of fibroin membranes were investigated. The physical properties discussed are elongation, strength, water absorbability, dynamic viscoelasticity and thermal stability. It was found that a molecular texture of fibroin which showed an i.r. spectral band at 655 cm-~ was not changed by a change in solvation conditions. However, the random coil, helical structure and/3 form conformation ratios, the molar mass and amino acid components of the fibroin samples prepared at various solvation temperatures were varied. As a result, the physical properties of the fibroin membrane were changed. Molecular conformations were studied by quantitative analysis of i.r. spectra and crystalline structures were confirmed by X-ray analysis. The variations in molar mass were elucidated by determining intrinsic viscosities of fibroin solutions. Changes in amino acid components were measured by amino acid analysis and 13 C n.m.r, spectroscopy. Further, fibroin membranes were characterized by determining their water contents, mechanical properties, and thermogravimetric and dynamic viscoelastic analyses.
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Influence of solvation temperature on the molecular features and physical properties of fibroin membrane / Chuan Xin Liang and Kiyoshi Hirabayashi // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 4388-4393.