Advanced Materials

Surface-Specific Zeolite-Binding Proteins



Proteins that distinguish the crystallographic planes of zeolites have been identified. On EMT zeolite the proteins obscure only the (001) face and are able to immobilize an enzyme with negligible loss of activity (see dye-exclusion assay, Figure). A general method for isolating proteins able to distinguish spatial orientations of atoms on non-biological surfaces is described.