The encapsulation of enzymes in wet, nanoporous silica gels is a powerful strategy to exploit the catalytic power of these sophisticated but labile biological macromolecules. The versatility of the encapsulation procedure allows to fine-tune the entrapment process for the achievement of high catalytic activity and increased stability. The co-entrapment of different enzymes and the array technology have expanded the range of applications for enzyme-doped silica gels, leading to the development of many interesting and exciting biotechnological devices, that might be further improved in the near future through nano-biotechnological methods.

Biocatalysis in a confined environment. Lessons from enzymes immobilized in wet, nanoporous silica gels / L. Ronda; B. Pioselli; S. Bruno; C. Micalella; S. Bettati; A. Mozzarelli. - In: CHIMICA OGGI. - ISSN 1973-8250. - 25:(2007), pp. 10-15. [0392-839X]

Biocatalysis in a confined environment. Lessons from enzymes immobilized in wet, nanoporous silica gels

RONDA, Luca;BRUNO, Stefano;BETTATI, Stefano;MOZZARELLI, Andrea
2007

Abstract

The encapsulation of enzymes in wet, nanoporous silica gels is a powerful strategy to exploit the catalytic power of these sophisticated but labile biological macromolecules. The versatility of the encapsulation procedure allows to fine-tune the entrapment process for the achievement of high catalytic activity and increased stability. The co-entrapment of different enzymes and the array technology have expanded the range of applications for enzyme-doped silica gels, leading to the development of many interesting and exciting biotechnological devices, that might be further improved in the near future through nano-biotechnological methods.
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