Mangrulkar, Priti A and Yadav, Renu and Meshram, Jyotsna S and Labhsetwar, Nitin and Rayalu, Sadhana (2012) Tyrosinase-Immobilized MCM-41 for the Detection of Phenol. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 223 (2). pp. 819-825. ISSN 0049-6979

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In the present investigation, we report the immobilization of the enzyme tyrosinase on mesoporous silica material, i.e. MCM-41 to serve as a tool for the detection of phenol. The enzyme immobilized onto the MCM-41 matrix has shown to retain its activity and is quite stable. The immobilization of enzyme has been discussed, and the various factors that affect the loading of enzyme onto MCM-41 were studied and optimized. The applicability of tyrosinase-immobilized MCM-41 was then demonstrated for the detection of phenol. The lowest detectable concentration of phenol by tyrosinaseimmobilized MCM-41 was observed to be 1 mg l−1. The factors influencing the detection of phenol were then studied in detail.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tyrosinase; MCM-41; Immobilization; Phenol Detection
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Nitin Labhasetwar
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 09:34
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 09:34

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