GET THE APP

Keratin and Sericin: State of the Art and Future Outlook | Abstract

Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computational Chemistry

ISSN: 0975-413X
All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission Systemof respective journal.

Abstract

Keratin and Sericin: State of the Art and Future Outlook

Author(s): Salwa Mowafi, Amira Abou El-Kheir, Marwa Abou Taleb, Hosam El-Sayed

Keratin and sericin are two major protienic biopolymers derived from renewable natural resources. Keratin is a hard protein characterized by presence of sulpher, mainly as the amino acid cystine. Keratin can be obtained from waste keratinous materials such as feather, horns, nails, claws, hair and remnant of combing process of coarse wool. Sericin is discharged in the effluents of degumming of raw silk causing environmental problems as well as loss of possible income if properly utilized. This article throws the light on the chemistry of keratin and sericin and summarizes methods to obtain them from renewable natural resources. The composites based on these biopolymers and their utilization in various fields is also outlined. The current status and future outlook for utilization of keratin and sericin as well as composites there from is highlighted.


PDF

Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language

30+ Million Readerbase
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
Google Scholar citation report
Citations : 23677

Der Pharma Chemica received 23677 citations as per Google Scholar report

Der Pharma Chemica peer review process verified at publons
Der Pharma Chemica- Journals on pharmaceutical chemistry