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Enzymatic synthesis of amylose nanocomposite microbeads using amylosucrase from Deinococcus geothermalis

Author:
Lim, Min-Cheol, Seo, Dong-Ho, Jung, Ji-Hoon, Park, Cheon-Seok, Kim, Young-Rok
Source:
RSC advances 2014 v.4 no.50 pp. 26421-26424
ISSN:
2046-2069
Subject:
Deinococcus geothermalis, amylose, enzymes, microbeads, nanocomposites
Abstract:
We introduce a biological approach to prepare pure amylose microbeads using the amylosucrase from Deinococcus geothermalis. SWCNTs could be incorporated readily into the amylose structure during enzymatic synthesis to form well-defined amylose–SWCNT composite microbeads through a self-assembly process of the synthesized amylose molecules and SWCNTs.
Agid:
6650325