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Titre du document / Document title

Enzyme-Nanotube-Based Composites Used for Chemical and Biological Decontamination

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

ZOICA DINU Cerasela ; BORKAR Indrakant V. ; SUNDHAR BALE Shyam ; GUANGYU ZHU ; SANFORD Karl ; WHITED Gregg ; KANE Ravi S. ; DORDICK Jonathan S. ;

Résumé / Abstract

"Smart" coatings capable of both detecting and actively eliminating hazardous agents are being investigated as new ways for combating chemical and biological contamination. Specifically, we took advantage of the unique surface properties of carbon nanotubes (e.g. high surface area, controllable morphology and size etc.) to immobilize a cocktail of enzymes and subsequently we incorporated the enzyme-carbon nanotube conjugates into latex-based paint. Operational properties of the enzymes were optimized to yield high loading and activity on the nanotube support, and long-term operational stability in the composite. This "green" namely enzyme-based technology, eliminates the risks associated with chemical decontamination that uses corrosive agents and generates substantial amounts of residual waste. Moreover, the "green"-based composites developed herein are cost-effective and decontaminate on contact without imposing logistical burden to the personnel.

Revue / Journal Title

ACS symposium series    ISSN  0097-6156   CODEN ACSMC8 

Source / Source

2010, vol. 1043, pp. 103-107 [5 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Oxford University Press, Cary, NC, ETATS-UNIS  (1974) (Revue)

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17351, 35400019210179.0080

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 24198584

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