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Direct Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Biomimetic Tendril-Like Functional Carbon Helices: A Protein Friendly Host for Cytochrome C

Abstract

There is a sizable interest in the fabrication of carbon helices owing to their utilities in several applications. Methods have been developed for the preparation of such carbon helices from nonrenewable hydrocarbons by a metal-catalyzed chemical vapor deposition process. However, such methods require high temperature, toxic gases besides multi-steps processes. Herein we report preparation of tendril-like functional carbon helices (TLFCHs) directly from lignocellulosic biomass by a green solvothermal method employing deep eutectic solvent as both soft template and catalyst. In an optimized condition biomimetic helical carbons with fibre width 1.5-2.0 m, coil diameter 8-10 m and coil length 30-50 m having high degree of oxygenated functionalities were obtained. Taking the advantages of both helicity and in-built chemical functionalities, cytochrome C (Cyt C) was immobilized on the surface of TLFCHs to probe their protein friendly nature. The results demonstrated that TLFCHs showed significant potential as a host for the enzyme without compromising the catalytic activity and thus can be envisaged as protein friendly biomaterial for facile biocatalysis.

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The article was received on 23 May 2018, accepted on 10 Jul 2018 and first published on 13 Jul 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01605D
Citation: Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Direct Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Biomimetic Tendril-Like Functional Carbon Helices: A Protein Friendly Host for Cytochrome C

    K. A, M. Bisht, P. Venkatesu, D. Kalpana, N. Maalige, N. Singh, D. Ghosh, D. Mondal and S. K. Nataraj, Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01605D

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