Journal of Polymers and the Environment

, Volume 26, Issue 7, pp 2803–2812 | Cite as

Tailored Natural Polysaccharides Beads as Green Sorbents for Efficient Lysozyme Adsorption

  • Jiwei Li
  • Xinjing Wei
  • Jinmei HeEmail author
  • Gang SunEmail author
  • Yudong Huang
Original Paper


Herein, we prepared alginate (SA)/carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) gel beads through Ca2+ and glutaraldehyde (GA) crosslinking and investigated their adsorption performance on lysozyme from aqueous solution. Taking advantage of the abundant active carboxyl groups on SA and CMC, the obtained SA/CMC gel beads present an excellent integrated lysozyme adsorption performance with a high capacity of 236.34 mg g−1, short equilibrium time of 8 h, ease of elution, and good reusability. Furthermore, the resultant SA/CMC gel beads also possess unique selectivity for positively charged proteins, confirmed by the method of sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Considering the nature of biopolymers and advantages of favorable physical properties, high efficiency, cost-effectiveness, intriguing adsorption capacity and easier separation from the reaction system, the SA/CMC gel beads may find more potential in protein separation and purification than that of synthetic material.


Alginate Carboxymethyl cellulose Lysozyme Efficient adsorption 



This work was partially supported by the China Scholarship Council (201506120259) and Weihai Science and Technology Development Plan Project (2013GNS028).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Textiles and ClothingQingdao UniversityQingdaoChina
  2. 2.MIIT Key Laboratory of Critical Materials Technology for New Energy Conversion and Storage, School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  3. 3.Fiber and Polymer ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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