Construction ion-exchange membranes with superb biomolecules adsorption and purification performance plays a greatly important role in the fields of biotechnological and biopharmaceutical industry, yet still remains an extremely challenging. Herein, we in situ synthesized the cis-butenedioic anhydride grafted poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogel nanofibrous membranes (CBA-g-PVA HNFM) by combining electrospinning technique with the grafting-copolymerization crosslinking. Taking advantages of the large specific surface area which could provide numerous sites available for functional groups and biomolecules binding, highly tortuous and interconnected porous channel for biomolecules transfer, and enhanced mechanical strength, the resultant CBA-g-PVA HNFM exhibited relatively high binding amount of 170mgg-1, rapid equilibrium time of 8h towards the biomolecule template of lysozyme, and the performance could be tailored by regulating the buffer properties and protein concentrations. Additionally, the resultant functional HNFM also possessed superior acid resistance property, excellent reversibility and regeneration performance. More importantly, the obtained CBA-g-PVA HNFM could directly extract lysozyme from fresh chicken eggs with capacity of 125mgg-1, exhibiting excellent practical application properties. The fabrication of proposed CBA-g-PVA HNFM offers a feasible alternative for construction of ion-exchange chromatograph column for bio-separation and purification engineering.
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