Crystal and molecular structure of muga wild silk fibres based on [Ala-Gly]n sequence using LALS technique

Urs, G. Thejas and Ananda, H. T. and Nanda Prakash, M. B. and Byrappa, K. and Somashekar, R. (2015) Crystal and molecular structure of muga wild silk fibres based on [Ala-Gly]n sequence using LALS technique. Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, 40 (2). pp. 131-136. ISSN 0975-1025

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Abstract

X-ray diffraction pattern of muga wild silk fibres has been recorded using imaging plate system (Dip-100S). In order to identify various Bragg reflections and to compute X-ray intensities of these reflections, fibre processing software (CCP13) has been used. A molecular model is first constructed with standard bond lengths and angles using helical symmetry and layer-line spacing observed in the X-ray pattern. The model is then refined against observed X-ray data using linked atom least squares method. The crystal and molecular structure of muga wild silk fibres are compared with reported domestic and wild silk fibre. We could get good R–factor with refinement of a model having beta-pleated sheet structures formed by hydrogen bonds having antipolar – antiparallel arrangement.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physical Sciences > Earth Science
Physical Sciences > Physics
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Earth Science
PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Physics
Depositing User: Praveen Kumari B.L
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2016 06:18
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2016 06:18
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/18526

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