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Water absorbency by wool fibers: Hofmeister effect

Lo Nostro, Pierandrea; Fratoni, Laura; Ninham, Barry; Baglioni, Piero

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Wool is a complex material, composed of cuticle and epicuticle cells, surrounded by a cell membrane complex. Wool fibers absorb moisture from air, and, once immersed in water, they take up considerable amounts of liquid. The water absorbency parameter can be determined from weight gain, according to a standard method, and used to quantify this phenomenon. In this paper we report a study on the water absorbency (or retention) of untreated wool fibers in the presence of aqueous 1 M salt solutions...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85768
Source: Biomacromolecules
DOI: 10.1021/bm0255692

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