Fabrication and properties of nano indium tin oxide/wool keratin composites
Article first published online: 26 AUG 2013
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Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 131, Issue 1, January 5, 2014
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2014), Fabrication and properties of nano indium tin oxide/wool keratin composites. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131, 39641, doi: 10.1002/app.39641, , and (
- Issue published online: 11 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 26 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 30 NOV 2012
- biopolymers & renewable polymers;
- ionic liquids;
- nanowires and nanocrystals
A functional keratin/indium tin oxide (ITO) composite was prepared by a route involving an ionic liquid dissolving process and a wet-chemical codeposition technique. The crystal structure and morphology of ITO were investigated by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy, respectively. The factors influencing the crystal structure and the size of the ITO were investigated in detail. The optimal In/Sn ratio, reaction temperature, and pH value were found to be 10:1, 70°C, and 7, respectively. The sheet resistance of the composite reached 0.39 kΩ/□. In addition, the composite films possessed a perfect UV protection ability with a UV protection factor of up to 43.78. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014, 131, 39641.