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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(10), 1564; doi:10.3390/ijms17101564

Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin Immobilization onto Hippospongia communis Marine Demosponge Skeleton and Its Antibacterial Activity

Institute of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Poznan University of Technology, Berdychowo 4, 60965 Poznan, Poland
Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology, Poznan University of Life Sciences, 60627 Poznan, Poland
Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management, Poznan University of Technology, Jana Pawla II 24, 60965 Poznan, Poland
Institute of Experimental Physics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Leipziger 23, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
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Academic Editor: Iolanda Francolini
Received: 28 July 2016 / Revised: 5 September 2016 / Accepted: 9 September 2016 / Published: 27 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frontiers of Marine Biomaterials)
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In this study, Hippospongia communis marine demosponge skeleton was used as an adsorbent for sodium copper chlorophyllin (SCC). Obtained results indicate the high sorption capacity of this biomaterial with respect to SCC. Batch experiments were performed under different conditions and kinetic and isotherms properties were investigated. Acidic pH and the addition of sodium chloride increased SCC adsorption. The experimental data were well described by a pseudo-second order kinetic model. Equilibrium adsorption isotherms were determined and the experimental data were analyzed using both Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms. The effectiveness of the process was confirmed by 13C Cross Polarization Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (13C CP/MAS NMR), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and thermogravimetric analysis (TG). This novel SCC-sponge-based functional hybrid material was found to exhibit antimicrobial activity against the gram-positive bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine sponge; Hippospongia communis; chlorophyllin; hybrid materials; antibacterial activity marine sponge; Hippospongia communis; chlorophyllin; hybrid materials; antibacterial activity

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Norman, M.; Bartczak, P.; Zdarta, J.; Tomala, W.; Żurańska, B.; Dobrowolska, A.; Piasecki, A.; Czaczyk, K.; Ehrlich, H.; Jesionowski, T. Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin Immobilization onto Hippospongia communis Marine Demosponge Skeleton and Its Antibacterial Activity. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1564.

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