Raman spectroscopic studies of silk
Article first published online: 14 APR 2005
Copyright © 1995 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
Volume 26, Issue 8-9, pages 901–909, August - September 1995
How to Cite
Edwards, H. G. M. and Farwell, D. W. (1995), Raman spectroscopic studies of silk. J. Raman Spectrosc., 26: 901–909. doi: 10.1002/jrs.1250260842
- Issue published online: 14 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 14 APR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 MAY 1995
- Manuscript Received: 1 MAY 1995
The Fourier transform Raman spectra of silk at several stages of its processing from raw natural and cultivated cocoons to woven fabric were obtained. The application of near-infrared excitation to the recording of quality Raman spectra from bulk samples, including Russian and Chinese varieties, and from a single 10 μm fibre is demonstrated. Comprehensive vibrational assignments are made for silk and comparisons are made of wild and cultivated silks, bleached and unbleached de-gummed varieties and inner and outer cocoon material.