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J Colloid Interface Sci. 2009 Sep 15;337(2):390-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2009.05.066. Epub 2009 Jun 2.

Calorimetric measurements of proton adsorption onto Pseudomonas putida.

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University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 070 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States. dgormanl@u.washington.edu

Abstract

Having an understanding of the reactive nature of the bacterial surface is enhanced when its reactivity is considered in a thermodynamic framework. Towards this end, isothermal titration calorimetry was used to measure heats of proton adsorption onto Pseudomonas putida, a common gram negative soil bacterium. Proton adsorption generated large exothermic heats and proton uptake continued down to pH 2.5. Applying a surface complexation model to the calorimetric data allowed for the derivation of site-specific enthalpies and entropies of proton adsorption. The 4-site non-electrostatic model of Borrok et al. [D.M. Borrok, J.B. Fein, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 286 (2005) 110] was chosen to describe proton adsorption and enabled derivation of site-specific enthalpies of -2.4+/-0.3, -3.7+/-0.2, -9.0+/-0.6, and -36.0+/-1.2 kJ/mol for Sites 1-4, respectively. Entropies of proton adsorption were calculated to be 51+/-3, 75+/-1, 91+/-2, and 55+/-4 J/mol K, for Sites 1-4, respectively. Enthalpies and entropies of Sites 1 and 3 are consistent with that of multifunctional organophosphonic acids, Site 2 is consistent with multifunctional carboxylic acids, and Site 4 is consistent with an amine. Temperature dependence of the acidity constants for Sites 1-3 is predicted to be minimal; however, Site 4 is predicted to more substantially affected by temperature.

PMID:
19577243
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcis.2009.05.066
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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