CO2 bioconversion using carbonic anhydrase (CA): Effects of PEG rigidity on the structure of bio-mineralized crystal composites

Ee Taek Hwang, Haemin Gang, Man Bock Gu

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The combined effect of both carbonic anhydrase (CA) and the rigidity of polyethylene glycol (PEG) were found to assist the bio-mineralized crystallization behavior of CO2 differentially. In this study, different forms of magnetically responsive calcium carbonate (CaCO3) crystal composites were successfully formed from gaseous CO2 by using the different forms of polyethylene glycols (PEGs) in a constant CO2 pressure controlled chamber. Polygonal particles were produced with more rigid polymer chains (branched PEG), whereas less rigid polymer chains (PEG) induced the formation of ellipsoidal particles. However, no morphological changes occurred without the presence of CA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-211
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biotechnology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 1



  • Biomineralization
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Carbonic anhydrase
  • Polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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