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Glucoamylase immobilized on acid-hydrolyzed starch graft polyacrylonitrile
- Slininger, P.J., Fanta, G.F., Abbott, T.P.
- Biotechnology and bioengineering 1988 v.31 no.8 pp. 759
- amylases, acids, hydrolysis, polyacrylonitrile, glucose, starch
- A continuous stirred reactor fed maltose as substrate was used to show that acid hydrolyzed starch-g-polyacry-lonitrile and other polysaccharide graft copolymers can bind and retain significant quantities of active glucoamy-lase. Glucose productivities up to 2.7 g/g carrier/h were observed with the immobilized glucoamylase, and half-lives up to 1800 h were indicative of activity longevity. Factors influencing the immobilized enzyme activity and first-order decay rate included temperature, p(H), and carrier composition. In all cases, maltose was converted quantitatively to glucose with no evidence of reversion product formation.