IMMOBILIZATION OF ALPHA-AMYLASE INTO PHOTOGRAPHIC GELATIN BY CHEMICAL CROSS-LINKING


BAYRAMOGLU Z., AKBULUT U. , SUNGUR S.

BIOMATERIALS, vol.13, no.10, pp.704-708, 1992 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0142-9612(92)90131-7
  • Title of Journal : BIOMATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.704-708

Abstract

Alpha-amylase was immobilized into photographic gelatin by chemical cross-linking with chromium (III) acetate and chromium (III) sulphate. Cellulose triacetate film strips, enabled simple handling when coated with an alpha-amylase-gelatin mixture, accomplishing a high degree of durability during consecutive immersions into reaction media. The optimum conditions for pH, substrate concentration, temperature, incubation time and storing conditions of free and immobilized alpha-amylase were determined. The effect of use number on activity and the effect of resting on reuse number were also determined. Photographic gelatin was found to be a very efficient natural polymer, due to its extraordinary diffusion characteristics for immobilization as a carrier.