Property and Application of Rabbit Protein Powder
Rabbit hair is a kind of animal hair, containing a large amount of keratin which can be extracted. According to the preparation method of wool protein powder, rabbit hair powder was obtained, and the morphology of the protein powder was observed by microscopy. By reacting with the alkali solution, two kinds of protein powders which were prepared from rabbit hair and wool, were used in modification of polyester fabric. Experimental results showed that samples with rabbit hair protein powder has evident improvement in moisture absorption of polyester fabric compared with untreated and wool powder treated samples, while UV protective properties of sample treated by rabbit hair powder was unexpected decreased, a further investigation will carry out to explain it.
Xiaoming Qian and Huawu Liu
Y. He et al., "Property and Application of Rabbit Protein Powder", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 332-334, pp. 1727-1730, 2011