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Bioinspired Green Composite Lotus Fibers

祝贺吴梦溪同学的论文“Bioinspired Green Composite Lotus Fibers”被德国应用化学在线发表!

Mengxi Wu?Hua Shuai?Prof. Qunfeng Cheng*, and Prof. Lei Jiang

Article first published online: 7 FEB 2014

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201310656


  • bioinspired chemistry;
  • composite fibers;
  • lotus fiber;
  • mechanical properties;
  • polymers


Owing to the growing global environmental problems, demands for environmentally friendly, fully biodegradable sustainable composites have substantially increased across various industries. Inspired by the composite structure of cocoon silk, we fabricated a fully green composite fiber (GCF) that is based on the lotus fiber (LF) and a biodegradable polymer, namely poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA). After the formation of cross-linkages between the LF and PVA, the mechanical properties of this bioinspired GCF had substantially improved. In particular, the specific mechanical properties are superior to those of cocoon silk and other natural fibers. These findings suggest that LFs may be used as reinforcement materials for the fabrication of bulk green materials for various industries, such as the textile, medical, automobile, and aerospace industries.;jsessionid=B96B283846E8FD41155CC25BD8A3CA77.f02t04