Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 295, Issue 3, pp 2283–2287 | Cite as

Adsorption of ytterbium onto Saccharomyces cerevisiae fungal cells: A pH-dependent contribution of phosphoryl functional group

  • MingYu Jiang
  • Toshihiko Ohnuki
  • Shinya Yamasaki
  • Kazuya Tanaka
  • Satoshi Utsunomiya


The adsorption of ytterbium on the cells of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been studied by batch type experiment by changing solution pH. The Yb adsorption species on the yeast cell wall of the S. cerevisiae was determined by extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy combined with a linear combination analysis at various pHs. The results indicated that the contribution of Yb-phosphoryl species was constant between pH 3 and 5, strongly suggesting that most of the Yb was associated with undeprotonated phosphoryl functional groups.


Ytterbium Adsorption Microorganism Chemical species EXAFS 



This work was performed with the approval of Photon Factory, KEK (Proposal No. 2009G145 and 2009G676).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • MingYu Jiang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • Toshihiko Ohnuki
    • 2
  • Shinya Yamasaki
    • 2
  • Kazuya Tanaka
    • 2
    • 3
  • Satoshi Utsunomiya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Advanced Science Research CenterJapan Atomic Energy AgencyIbarakiJapan
  3. 3.Institute for Sustainable Sciences and DevelopmentHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan
  4. 4.Key Laboratory of Marine Geology and EnvironmentCAS Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of ScienceQingdaoChina

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