Large-scale production of Ba2+-alginate-coated vesicles of carbon nanofibers for DNA-interactive pollutant elimination

Bunshi Fugetsu, Shuya Satoh, Toshikazu Shiba, Taeko Mizutani, Yoshinobu Nodasaka, Keiji Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shimizu, Masanobu Shindoh, Ken Ichiro Shibata, Norio Nishi, Yoshinori Sato, Kazuyuki Tohji, Fumio Watari

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Ba2+-alginate coated vesicles (Ba2+-ALG) containing highly dispersed carbon nanofibers (CNFs) were successfully produced for the first time using an encapsulation technique. These Ba2+-ALG/CNFs composite vesicles showed high capabilities in trapping DNA-interactive types of chemicals. For example, 10.0 mL of the vesicles took 0.43 μmol of ethidium ions up from contaminated water within 8 min. Biocompatibility experiments performed in vitro and in vivo provided promising results, suggesting potential applications in in-situ environmental remediation. Kilogram quantities of the Ba2+-ALG/CNFs composite vesicles can be produced within a few hours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1945-1950
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 1

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