Poly-albumen: Bio-derived structural polymer from polymerized egg white

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dc.contributor.author Owuor, Peter Samora
dc.contributor.author Tsafack, Thierry
dc.contributor.author Agrawal, Himani
dc.contributor.author Yoon Hwang, Hye
dc.contributor.author Zelisko, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Li, Tong
dc.contributor.author Radhakrishnan, Sruthi
dc.contributor.author Park, Jun Hyoung
dc.contributor.author Yang, Yingchao
dc.contributor.author Stender, Anthony S.
dc.contributor.author Ozden, Sehmus
dc.contributor.author Joyner, Jarin
dc.contributor.author Vajtai, Robert
dc.contributor.author Kaipparettu, Benny A.
dc.contributor.author Wei, Bingqing
dc.contributor.author Lou, Jun
dc.contributor.author Sharma, Pradeep
dc.contributor.author Tiwary, Chandra Sekhar
dc.contributor.author Ajayan, Pulickel M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-13T12:51:59Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-13T12:51:59Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09
dc.identifier.citation Owuor, Peter Samora; Tsafack, Thierry; Agrawal, Himani; Yoon Hwang, Hye; Zelisko, Matthew; Li, Tong; Radhakrishnan, Sruthi; Park, Jun Hyoung; Yang, Yingchao; Stender, Anthony S.; Ozden, Sehmus; Joyner, Jarin; Vajtai, Robert; Kaipparettu, Benny A.; Wei, Bingqing; Lou, Jun; Sharma, Pradeep; Tiwary, Chandra Sekhar and Ajayan, Pulickel M., �Poly-albumen: Bio-derived structural polymer from polymerized egg white�, Materials Today Chemistry, DOI: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2018.04.001, vol. 9, pp. 73-79, Sep. 2018. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2468-5194
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtchem.2018.04.001
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/3733
dc.description.abstract Bio-derived materials could play an important role in future sustainable green and health technologies. This work reports the synthesis of a unique egg white-based bio-derived material showing excellent stiffness and ductility by polymerizing it with primary amine-based chemical compounds to form strong covalent bonds. As shown by both experiments and theoretical simulations, the amine-based molecules introduce strong bonds between amine ends and carboxylic ends of albumen amino acids resulting in an elastic modulus of ?4 GPa, a fracture strength of ?2 MPa and a high ductility of 40%. The distributed and interconnected network of interfaces between the hard albumen and the soft amine compounds gives the structure its unique combination of high stiffness and plasticity. A range of in-situ local and bulk mechanical tests as well as molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, reveal a significant interfacial stretching during deformation and a micro-crack diversion leading to an increased in ductility and toughness. The structure also shows a self-stiffening behavior under dynamic loading and a strength-induced aging suggesting adaptive mechanical behavior. This egg white-derived material could also be developed for bio-compatible and bio-medical applications.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Peter Samora Owuor, Thierry Tsafack, Himani Agrawal, Hye Yoon Hwang, Matthew Zeliskob, Tong Lic, Sruthi Radhakrishnan, Jun Hyoung Park, Yingchao Yang, Anthony S. Stender, Sehmus Ozden, Jarin Joyner, Robert Vajtai, Benny A. Kaipparettu, Bingqing Wei, Jun Lou, Pradeep Sharma, Chandra Sekhar Tiwarya and Pulickel M. Ajayan
dc.format.extent vol. 9, pp. 73-79
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Egg white en_US
dc.subject Polymerization en_US
dc.subject Primary amines en_US
dc.subject MD simulation en_US
dc.subject Strength en_US
dc.title Poly-albumen: Bio-derived structural polymer from polymerized egg white en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Materials Today Chemistry


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