Polymer nanofibers coated with enzymes

Seong H. Kim, Sujith Nair, Byoung Chan Kim, Man Bock Gu, Jungbae Kim

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Polymer nanofibers can be used as a support for biocatalysis. They provide many attractive features such as a large specific area, excellent mass transport due to porous structures, and a number of functional groups to which enzymes can be covalently attached. This paper presents electrospinning of polymeric nanofibers and coating of these fibers with enzymes. The enzymes are first covalently attached to the nanofibers and further crosslinked glutaraldehyde. The enzyme-coated nanofibers in this approach show an extraordinarily good stability as well as an enhanced activity over enzymes immobilized on lowsurface area materials. These stable and catalytically active nanofiber-based mats were highly durable and could be easily recovered from a solution, making them ideal candidates for large scale applications.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 2005 Oct 302005 Nov 4


Other05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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