Nano-confined synthesis of fullerene mesoporous carbon (C60-FMC) with bimodal pores: XRD, TEM, structural properties, NMR, and protein immobilization

Wahab, Mohammad A., Darain, Farzana, Karim, Azharul, & Beltramini, Jorge N. (2015) Nano-confined synthesis of fullerene mesoporous carbon (C60-FMC) with bimodal pores: XRD, TEM, structural properties, NMR, and protein immobilization. International Journal of Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, 1(2), 022-029.

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Abstract

Nanoconfined synthesized crystalline fullerene mesoporous carbon (C60-FMC) with bimodal pore architectures of 4.95 nm and 10-15 nm pore sizes characterized by XRD, TEM, nitrogen adsorption/ desorption isotherm and solid-state NMR, and the material was used for protein immobilization. The solid-state 13C NMR spectrum of C60-FMC along with XRD, BET and TEM confirms the formation of fullerene mesoporous carbon structure C60-FMC. The immobilization of albumin (from bovine serum, BSA) protein biomolecule in a buffer solution at pH 4.7 was used to determine the adsorption properties of the C60-FMC material and its structural changes investigated by FT-IR. We demonstrated that the C60-FMC with high surface area and pore volumes have excellent adsorption capacity towards BSA protein molecule. Protein adsorption experiments clearly showed that the C60-FMC with bimodal pore architectures (4.95 nm and 10-15 nm) are suitable material to be used for protein adsorption

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ID Code: 94882
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Fullerene mesoporous carbon, Nanohard template, Protein immobilization, Carbon, Bovine serum albumin
ISSN: 2455-3492
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2016 00:57
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 02:50

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