If I have a filament of unknown biological origin, what chemical test can be used to determine if it is chitin or keratin? Can this be done in the average university chem lab?

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    $\begingroup$ Search FTIR technique. It is a good finger printing technique for polymers. $\endgroup$ – M. Farooq Apr 1 '19 at 4:31

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