Zumstein MT1, Kohler HP2, McNeill K1, Sander M1.
Environ Sci Technol. 2016 Jan 5;50(1):197-206. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04103. Epub 2015 Dec 17.Cleavage of ester bonds by extracellular microbial hydrolases is considered a key step during the breakdown of biodegradable polyester materials in natural and engineered systems. Here we present a novel analytical approach for simultaneous detection of changes in the masses and rigidities of polyester thin films during enzymatic hydrolysis using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring (QCM-D). Read More