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Variation of weak cation-exchange polymer layers grafted on hydrophobic microfiltration membrane for protein separation

Mohd. Yusof, A. H. and Ulbricht, Mathias (2008) Variation of weak cation-exchange polymer layers grafted on hydrophobic microfiltration membrane for protein separation. Journal of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, 2 . pp. 53-59. ISSN 1823-5255

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Abstract

Preparation of material for protein separation can be done with controlled surface funcitionalizations on membranes. Photo-initiated surface-selective graft copolymerization was performed using entrapping method. Weak cation-exchange polymer brush structures were obtained using acrylic acid (AA) grafted on hydrophobic microfiltration membrane pore surfaces. Copolymerization of AA with "diluent" monomer acrylamide (AAm) and "cross-linker" monomer methylene bisacrylamide (MBAA) were done for variations of the grafted layer. Graft copolymer composition analysis had been performed using gravimetry. Performance characterizations had been done by measurements of membrane permeability at low and high pH and by reversible binding of a lysozyme. Result of this study shows that the membrane permeability sensitivity to changes in pH depending on type of modification, high with diluent and low with cross-linker. In addition to that, chemical cross-linking within grafted layers leads to a significant improvement because the dynamic protein binding capacity can be increased,

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Advances in Product Development
Uncontrolled Keywords:hyrophobic microfiltration membrane, photo-grafting, polymer brush, protein binding.
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:12231
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:18 Apr 2011 02:32
Last Modified:18 Apr 2011 02:32

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