Catalase has been immobilized within sandwich membranes prepared by the photoinduced grafting of an epoxy-diacrylate prepolymer onto commercial asymmetric cellulose membranes. The enzymatic activity of the membrane composite on hydrogen peroxide decomposition has been studied in a recirculation apparatus under tangential flow conditions without ultrafiltration. The enzymatic membranes were exposed to very low mechanical stresses and showed a very good catalytic performance and durability. Initial reaction rates, measured at 25-degrees-C as a function of both substrate concentration and enzyme amount immobilized per unit membrane surface, indicate that the mechanism of action of catalase is not altered after immobilization, although substrate diffusion through the original thin layer of membranes may become rate controlling.

PHOTOSYNTHETIC MEMBRANES .36. ENZYMATIC-ACTIVITY UNDER TANGENTIAL FLOW CONDITIONS OF PHOTOCHEMICALLY GRAFTED MEMBRANES CONTAINING IMMOBILIZED CATALASE / E. SELLI, A. DAMBROSIO, I. BELLOBONO. - In: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING. - ISSN 0006-3592. - 41:4(1993), pp. 474-478.

PHOTOSYNTHETIC MEMBRANES .36. ENZYMATIC-ACTIVITY UNDER TANGENTIAL FLOW CONDITIONS OF PHOTOCHEMICALLY GRAFTED MEMBRANES CONTAINING IMMOBILIZED CATALASE

E. SELLI
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I. BELLOBONO
Ultimo
1993

Abstract

Catalase has been immobilized within sandwich membranes prepared by the photoinduced grafting of an epoxy-diacrylate prepolymer onto commercial asymmetric cellulose membranes. The enzymatic activity of the membrane composite on hydrogen peroxide decomposition has been studied in a recirculation apparatus under tangential flow conditions without ultrafiltration. The enzymatic membranes were exposed to very low mechanical stresses and showed a very good catalytic performance and durability. Initial reaction rates, measured at 25-degrees-C as a function of both substrate concentration and enzyme amount immobilized per unit membrane surface, indicate that the mechanism of action of catalase is not altered after immobilization, although substrate diffusion through the original thin layer of membranes may become rate controlling.
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