By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- New research on Essential Amino Acids is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating from Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The silica nanochannel membrane were prepared by sol-gel template synthesis method. The morphology of the nanochannels, characterized by field emission scanning electron microscope, showed that the SiO2 nanochannel wall was smooth and uniform."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Shanghai Normal University, "The characteristics of the nanochannels were investigated by the Zeta potential measurement, XPS and other methods. The inner wall of the silica nanochannels was modified with beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD) and characterized by cyclic voltammetry and AC impedance method. The modification of beta-CD provided a chiral environment for the separation of tryptophan enantiomer. The effects of pH and the pore size of the nanotubules on the separation of tryptophan enantiomers were investigated."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The beta-CD-modified SiO2 nanochannels was verified by the separation of chiral tryptophan."
For more information on this research see: beta-cyclodextrin modified silica nanochannel membrane for chiral separation. Journal of Membrane Science, 2014;453():12-17. Journal of Membrane Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Membrane Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/502692)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Liu, Shanghai Normal Univ, Life & Environm Sci College, Shanghai 200234, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include P. Li, L. Xie, D.Y. Fan and S.S. Huang (see also Essential Amino Acids).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Shanghai, Tryptophan, Nanochannels, Nanotechnology, Aromatic Amino Acids, Emerging Technologies, Essential Amino Acids, People's Republic of China
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