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Catalysts 2018, 8(4), 166;

Applications of Immobilized Bio-Catalyst in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, P.O. Box 30012, College Station, TX 77842-3012, USA
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Received: 9 April 2018 / Revised: 18 April 2018 / Accepted: 18 April 2018 / Published: 20 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Immobilized Biocatalysts)
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Immobilization of bio-catalysts in solid porous materials has attracted much attention in the last few decades due to its vast application potential in ex vivo catalysis. Despite the high efficiency and selectivity of enzymatic catalytic processes, enzymes may suffer from denaturation under industrial production conditions, which, in turn, diminish their catalytic performances and long-term recyclability. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), as a growing type of hybrid materials, have been identified as promising platforms for enzyme immobilization owing to their enormous structural and functional tunability, and extraordinary porosity. This review mainly focuses on the applications of [email protected] hybrid materials in catalysis, sensing, and detection. The improvements of catalytic activity and robustness of encapsulated enzymes over the free counterpart are discussed in detail. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); enzyme immobilization; bio-catalyst; conversion; sensing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); enzyme immobilization; bio-catalyst; conversion; sensing

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Wang, Q.; Lian, X.; Fang, Y.; Zhou, H.-C. Applications of Immobilized Bio-Catalyst in Metal-Organic Frameworks. Catalysts 2018, 8, 166.

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