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Reusable System for Phenol Detection in an Aqueous Medium Based on Nanodiamonds and Extracellular Oxidase from Basidiomycete Neonothopanus nambi


A reusable system for phenol determination in an aqueous medium was obtained by adsorption of extracellular oxidase from fungus Neonothopanus nambi onto modified nanodiamonds (MND) synthesized by detonation. It was found that the enzyme strongly binds to MND and exhibits catalytic activity in the reaction of co-oxidation of phenol with 4-aminoantipyrine without the addition of hydrogen peroxide. In the presence of the MND–oxidase complex, a significantly (by an order of magnitude) higher yield of the reaction product is recorded as compared to the yield in the presence of a free enzyme; the mechanism of the revealed effect is discussed. Model experiments have demonstrated the multiple use of the MND–oxidase complex for testing phenol in aqueous samples. The immobilized enzyme exhibits functional activity during long-term (2 months) storage of the MND–oxidase complex at 4°C. The data obtained create the prerequisites for using the created system in environmental monitoring of water pollution with phenol.

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Ronzhin, N.O., Mogilnaya, O.A., Posokhina, E.D. et al. Reusable System for Phenol Detection in an Aqueous Medium Based on Nanodiamonds and Extracellular Oxidase from Basidiomycete Neonothopanus nambi. Dokl Biochem Biophys 499, 220–224 (2021).

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  • nanodiamond
  • extracellular oxidase
  • basidiomycete Neonothopanus nambi
  • indication system
  • phenol