Reactions Science Videos | November 13, 2018
More PBS Digital Studios Goodness here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... How does animal hide become leather? We still don’t fully understand the chemistry of tanning, but the basic steps are thousands of years old. In this week’s episode of Reactions, learn how leather is made.
A history of new ideas in tanning
Modern Tanning chemistry
Link-Lock: the mechanism of stabilising collagen by chemical reactions
Nanocomposites cut leather tanning waste
Chromium Footprint Reduction: Nanocomposites as Efficient Pretanning Agents for Cowhide Shoe Upper Leather
Pollution reduction in an eco-friendly chrome-free tanning and evaluation of the biodegradation by composting of the tanned leather wastes
Changes to Collagen Structure during Leather Processing
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