Biomolecular modification of hierarchical cellulose fibers through titania nanocoating

Jianguo Huang, Izumi Ichinose, Toyoki Kunitake

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Natural cellulose sheets can be used as substrates for protein immobilization. Individual cellulose nanofibers are first coated with ultrathin titania layers to enable the chemisorption of biotin, and then streptavidin is anchored. The sheets have a high binding capacity for biomolecules (see the fluorescence micrographs) without deterioration of their mechanical and water-absorbing properties. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2883-2886
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Apr 28 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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