Antimicrobial and antioxidant linen via laccase-assisted grafting

Carla Silva, Teresa Matamá, Suyeon Kim, Jorge Padrão, Endry Nugroho Prasetyo, Tukayi Kudanga, Gibson S. Nyanhongo, Georg M. Guebitz, Margarida Casal, Artur Cavaco-Paulo

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A laccase from Ascomycete myceliophthora thermophila was used to assist the binding of chitosan and catechin onto a previous enzymatically oxidized linen surface. The process consists of the pre-treatment of the linen with laccase followed by the application of chitosan in a first step and catechin plus laccase in a second step. The results presented here support the conclusion that laccase is able to oxidize phenols naturally existing in flax fibres, and that the o-quinones formed promote the attachment of chitosan or/and catechin. The pre-treatment of linen with laccase is therefore the key factor for the success of catechin and chitosan grafting. A multifunctional linen product with both antioxidant and antibacterial properties was obtained with an acceptable level of durability in terms of end user requirements.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)713-720
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónReactive and Functional Polymers
EstadoPublicada - jul. 2011
Publicado de forma externa


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