This work was funded by the NSF-NSEC (DMR-0117792) and the NIH (DE017213).
Polymer–Nanotube–Enzyme Composites as Active Antifouling Films†
Article first published online: 23 NOV 2006
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 50–53, January 2, 2007
How to Cite
Asuri, P., Karajanagi, Sandeep S., Kane, Ravi S. and Dordick, Jonathan S. (2007), Polymer–Nanotube–Enzyme Composites as Active Antifouling Films. Small, 3: 50–53. doi: 10.1002/smll.200600312
- Issue published online: 19 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 23 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 18 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Received: 26 JUN 2006
- antifouling surfaces;
- carbon nanotubes;
Foul play: The design of antifouling surfaces based on functional nanocomposites that incorporate enzymes is described. In particular, films containing protease–carbon-nanotube conjugates (see image) are highly functional in preventing protein fouling. Such antifouling activity may prevent the buildup of biofilms on ship hulls, bioreactors, oil pipelines, and other surfaces prone to contamination.