The production of carbon nanotubes using two-stage chemical vapor deposition and their potential use in protein purification

Carbon nanotubes were produced by gas phase two-stage chemical vapor deposition using ferrocene as a catalyst and acetylene and hydrogen as precursor gases

N.M. Mubarak; Faridah Yusof; M.F. Alkhatib

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Carbon nanotubes were produced by gas phase two-stage chemical vapor deposition using ferrocene as a catalyst and acetylene and hydrogen as precursor gases
  • The statistical analysis reveals that the optimum conditions for the CNT production were reaction temperature of 850 °C, reaction time of 60 min and gases flow rates of 40 and 150 ml/min for C2H2 and H2, respectively
  • The optimum CNTs prepared were purified and functionalized using acid treatment. Both functionalized and nonfunctionalized CNTs were used as column chromatographic media for skim latex protein purification
  • Skim latex protein was used as the model protein for the recovery of useful proteins and enzymes
  • Results revealed that CNTs behave efficiently as a hydrophobic interaction chromatographic media

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