Polyoxometalate/laccase-mediated oxidative polymerization of catechol for textile dyeing

Suyeon Kim, Carla Silva, Dmitry V. Evtuguin, José A.F. Gamelas, Artur Cavaco-Paulo

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The synergistic effect between polyoxometalates (POMs), namely K 5[SiW11VVO40]•11H2O and H5[PMo10VV 2O 40]•13H2O and laccase from ascomycete Myceliophthora thermophila has been employed for the first time in oxidative polymerization of catechol. Such a laccase-mediator system allowed the formation of a relatively high molecular weight polycatechol as confirmed by size exclusion chromatography and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) (3990 Da when using K5[SiW11VVO40]•11H 2O and 3600 Da with H5[PMo10VV 2O40]•13H2O). The synthesized polymers were applied as dyes for the dyeing of flax fabrics. The color intensity of flax fabrics colored with polymer solutions was evaluated by diffuse reflectance spectrophotometry via k/s measurements (+10% of fixation ratio). A new synthetic process allowed a dyeing polymer, provided upon flax coloration, better color fixation and color resistance when compared to that obtained by conventional synthesis with laccase solely or with addition of organic mediator (1-hydroxybenzotriazole).

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)981-987
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
EstadoPublicada - feb. 2011
Publicado de forma externa


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