Table of Contents
|Welcome to the Quartermaster Research and Development Command||1-1|
|Statement of the Problem and Its Importance to the Armed Forces||2-5|
|The Amino Acid Composition of Feathers and Down||6-18|
|Possible Polypeptide Chain Configurations in the Keratin Group of Fibrous Proteins||19-25|
|The Structure of Feather Keratin||26-33|
|The Morphology of Feathers and Down||40-59|
|Physical Properties of Feathers and Down with Particular Reference to their Use as Filling Material in Sleeping Bags||60-74|
|Theoretical Considerations in the Chemical Modification of Chicken Feather Keratin||75-94|
|Modification of Chicken Feathers Using the Acid-Alum Process||102-119|
|Modification of Chicken Feathers by the Glyoxal Method||120-149|
|Analytical Control of Chemically Modified Chicken Feathers||150-154|
|Alteration of Chicken Feather Geometry by Chemical Means||155-167|
|The Availability of Chicken Feathers as a Raw Material for Commercial Utilization||168-171|
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