The structure of the silk from cocoons of two common spiders, Araneus diadematus (family Araneidae) and Achaearanea tepidariorum (family Theridiidae) was investigated by means of 13C solid state NMR and FT-IR spectroscopies. The combined use of these two techniques allowed us to highlight differences in the two samples. The cocoon silk of Achaearanea tepidariorum is essentially constituted by helical and -sheet structures, whereas that of Araneus diadematus shows a more complex structure, containing also -strands and -turns. Moreover, the former silk is essentially crystalline while the latter contains more mobile domains. The structural differences of the two cocoon silks are ascribed to the different habitat of the two species.
|Autori:||BRAMANTI E.; CATALANO D.; FORTE C.; GIOVANNESCHI M.; MASETTI M.; VERACINI C. A.|
|Titolo:||Solid state C NMR and FT-IR spectroscopy of the cocoon silk of two common spiders|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|