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    • Keywords


      Collagen; collagenase; chromium(III); tanning; stabilisation of collagen

    • Abstract


      A molecular insight into the mechanism of stabilisation of collagen against the action of collagenase and wet heat leading to tanning has been gained. The variations in the extent of stabilisation of collagen with the nature of the molecular species of chromium(III) have been demonstrated experimentally. A case has been made to conceive tanning as emerging from an increase in long-range order and chromium(III)-induced molecular assembly of collagen.

    • Author Affiliations


      R Gayatri1 Rama Rajaram1 Balachandran Unni Nair1 F Chandrasekaran1 T Ramasami1

      1. Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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