Title: Elimination of Homo-Polypeptides of Amino Acids from Surfaces by Means of Low Pressure Inductively Coupled Plasma Discharge
Authors: KYLIAN OndrejRAUSCHER HubertDENIS BenjaminCERIOTTI LauraROSSI Francois
Citation: PLASMA PROCESSES AND POLYMERS vol. 6 no. 12 p. 848-854
Publisher: WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC56624
ISSN: 1612-8850
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56624
DOI: DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200900027
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The action of low-pressure inductively coupled plasma discharge on selected homo-polypeptides of amino acids, i.e., fundamental building blocks of proteins, has been investigated in order to evaluate their removal rates under different treatment conditions. It has been found that the removal rates of the homo-polypeptides studied are strongly linked to the composition of the plasma discharges, but they are almost insensitive to their chemical composition. This provides an indication that all proteins could be removed at similar rates by a given plasma discharge, which is a finding of paramount importance mainly with respect to decontamination of surfaces and elim-ination of infectious proteins like prions.
JRC Institute:Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

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