Surface functionalization of cellulosic materials using affinity binding macrobiomolecules is examined. Naturally evolved CBDIII from Clostridium thermocellum is showed efficient binding onto cotton fabrics, resulting in surfaces affording excellent water and contamination resistance. These results reveal a promising approach to fabricating biomaterials using interfacial assembling properties of biomolecules.
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This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (21303050 & 31471659), and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015M571511).