Preparation of cellulose-polyamine composite films and beads, which provide high loading of primary amines on the surface allowing direct one-step bioconjugation of active species, is reported using an ionic liquid (IL) dissolution and regeneration process. Films and bead architectures were prepared and used as immobilization supports for laccase as a model system demonstrating the applicability of this approach. Performance of these materials, compared to commercially available products, has been assessed using millimeter-sized beads of the composites and the lipase-catalyzed transesterification of ethyl butyrate.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Organic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
Turner, M. B., Spear, S. K., Holbrey, J., Daly, D. T., & Rogers, R. D. (2005). Ionic liquid-reconstituted cellulose composites as solid support matrices for biocatalyst immobilization. Biomacromolecules, 6(5), 2497-2502. https://doi.org/10.1021/bm050199d