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In this work, novel conductive composite nanofiber mesh possessing reactive groups was electrospun from solutions containing poly(acrylonitrile-co-acrylic acid) (PANCAA) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for redoxase immobilization, assuming that the incorporated MWCNTs could behave as electrons transferor during enzyme catalysis. The covalent(More)
Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) is a semicrystalline polymer with high polarity and is usually processed from solutions. Selected solvents for processing influence both the structure and properties of PAN products. We describe the interactions between PAN and various solvents by theoretical calculation based on density functional theories (DFT), and by experimental(More)
Lectin affinity membranes have been receiving much attention for the separation and detection of various glycoconjugates. In this work, we present a simple and efficient method for the preparation of lectin affinity nanofibrous membranes. Chitosan-modified poly(acrylonitrile-co-acrylic acid) (PANCAA) nanofibrous membranes were first prepared by a coupling(More)
Degradable metals have been suggested as biomaterials with revolutionary potential for bone-related therapies. Of these candidate metals, magnesium alloys appear to be particularly attractive candidates because of their non-toxicity and outstanding mechanical properties. Despite their having been widely studied as orthopedic implants for bone(More)
Oil-polluted water is a worldwide problem due to the increasing industrial oily wastewater and the frequent oil spill accidents. Here, we report a novel kind of superhydrophilic hybrid membranes for effective oil/water separation. They were prepared by depositing CaCO3-based mineral coating on PAA-grafted polypropylene microfiltration membranes. The rigid(More)
Carbohydrate-protein interactions are critical in many biological processes. However, the interactions between individual carbohydrates and proteins are often of low affinity and difficult to study. Recent development of carbohydrate microarrays provides an effective tool to explore the interaction. In this work, carbohydrate microarrays were controllably(More)
A protocol was used to prepare a dual-layer biomimetic membrane as support for enzyme immobilization by tethering chitosan on the surface of poly(acrylonitrile-co-maleic acid) (PANCMA) ultrafiltration hollow fiber membrane in the presence of 1-ethyl-3-(dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC)/N-hydroxylsuccin-imide (NHS). The chemical change of(More)
A simple way of fabricating enzymatic membrane reactor with high enzyme loading and activity retention from the conjugation between nanofibrous membrane and lipase was devised. Poly(acrylonitrile-co-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PANCHEMA) was electrospun into fibrous membrane and used as support for enzyme immobilization. The hydroxyl groups on the fibrous(More)
Hemocompatibility is an essential aspect of blood contacting polymers. Knowledge of the relationship between polymer structure and hemocompatibility is important in designing such polymers. In this work, the effect of swelling behavior and states of water on the hemocompatibility of poly(acrylonitrile-co-N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (PANCNVP) films was studied.(More)