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Rational design of enzyme-polymer biocatalysts

Zore, OV and Kasi, RM and Kumara, CV (2017) Rational design of enzyme-polymer biocatalysts. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315196602


Enzymes are biological catalysts, which accelerate chemical or physical reactions in vivo and in vitro with very high selectivity, specificity, and efficiency. In contrast to other man-made catalysts, enzymes have several advantages, for example, they operate under physiological conditions at atmospheric pressures. Most importantly, enzymes are green and eco-friendly biocatalysts derived from earth abundant elements such as carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and are produced by sustainable approaches from renewable resources (Aehle W., Enzymes in Industry, Wiley, 2008; Campbell M K., Farrel S.O., Biochemistry, Brooks Cole Publishing Company; 2011). 122Unlike enzymes, most synthetic catalysts such as noble metals are not produced by sustainable or green methods and they are not often biocompatible. Also, either during the synthesis or in operating conditions of such non-biological catalysts, hazardous reaction conditions are used or many nonbiodegradable byproducts are produced. Therefore, one of the modern industrial goals is to manufacture sustainable and degradable biocatalysts for production of clean materials and clean energy by green processes to reduce waste, conserve energy, and discover appropriate and functional replacements for hazardous chemicals.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Biocatalysis and Nanotechnology
Publisher: CRC Press
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to CRC Press.
Keywords: Atmospheric pressure; Biocompatibility; Biohazards; Catalyst selectivity; Industrial chemicals; Manufacture; Synthetic metals, Biological catalysts; Hazardous chemicals; High selectivity; Operating condition; Physiological condition; Rational design; Reaction conditions; Renewable resource, Enzymes
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2022 09:06
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2022 09:06
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/74644

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