Immobilized Biocatalysts

Edited by
November 2018
510 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03897-318-8 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03897-319-5 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Immobilized Biocatalysts that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science

Biocatalysts (enzymes and whole cells) catalyze reactions with the advantage of superior chemo-, regio-, and stereo-specificity in mild conditions, thereby avoiding the production of larger amounts of waste. The currently great practical importance of immobilized biocatalysts is expressed by the high number of scientific publications together with an ever increasing number of different applications in this area of enzyme technology. This mainly relies on new research results with respect to immobilization techniques and the development of advanced carrier materials designed for this purpose.

The employment of immobilized biocatalysts is one of the most effective and powerful tools used in the modern chemical industry as a prerequisite for an economical and environmentally friendly production process. The book presented here reflects the currently great practical importance of immobilized biocatalysts by means of a variety of actual examples. They comprise the immobilization of enzymes from different enzyme classes and a variety of whole cells with particular importance for the production of compounds for application in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industry (in part from renewable resources), biohydrogen production, the fabrication of biosensors, and the treatment of waste water. Several articles introduce new research results with respect to immobilization techniques and the development of carrier materials designed for this purpose.

In addition, review articles provide among others an overview of the industrial application of immobilized biocatalysts in various areas including the energy sector, or discuss the many advantages of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) as platforms for enzyme immobilization. They deal with the pros and cons of many inorganic, organic, hybrid and composite materials, including nano-supports, used for the immobilization of biocatalysts, and with the development of engineered strains applied to the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to platform chemicals by consolidated bioprocessing.

In summary, the articles meet the state of the art of both scientific and technical standards and the book is indispensable for all those involved in the various aspects of this topic.

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adenine; enzyme; self-assembly; coordination polymers; immobilization; polyelectrolyte complex beads; environmental scanning electron microscopy; confocal laser scanning microscopy; Baeyer-Villiger biooxidation; cyclohexanone monoxygenase; immobilization; viable whole-cell biocatalyst; Basotect®; enzyme immobilization; laccase; lipase; PEMA; EDC; bisphenol A; enzyme immobilization; cellulases; titania-lignin hybrid; immobilized cellulase stability; cellulose hydrolysis; bacterial cellulose; poly(vinyl alcohol); cell immobilization; hydrolysates of renewable biomass; biosensor; glucose; glucose oxidase; amperometry; co-detection; temporal resolution; gold nanoparticles; microelectrode; aminotransferase; esterase; alcohol dehydrogenases; biocatalysis; enzyme immobilisation; immobilization; purification; lipase; Fusarium verticillioides; EPA; DHA; enzymes; enzyme immobilization; inorganic and organic supports; hybrid materials; biocatalysts and bioprocesses; consolidated bioprocessing; yeast surface display; bioethanol; lignocellulosic biomass; fermentation; immobilized biocatalyst; whole-cell biocatalyst; DYSD; JANNASEY; X-shape ZIF-8; Rhizomucor miehei lipase (RML); encapsulation technique; biodiesel yield; soybean oil; immobilization using glutaraldehyde; versatility of glutaraldehyde; steric problems in enzyme activity; effect of loading on enzyme activity; molecular chaperones; esterase; Ureibacillus thermosphaericus; cross-linked enzyme aggregates; response surface methodology; malathion hydrolysis; hydrogen production; Enterobacter; immobilization; trimeric autotransporter adhesin; cell surface engineering; whole-cell catalyst; surface display; biocatalyst; Rhodotorula mucilaginosa; immobilization; asymmetric reduction; stability; metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); enzyme immobilization; bio-catalyst; conversion; sensing; ketoreductase; co-immobilization; PVA gel; barley β-amylase; cross-linked enzyme aggregates (CLEA); cofeeders; enzyme immobilization; cassava bagasse; enzyme; immobilization; cross-linked enzyme aggregates; whole-cell immobilization; loofah sponge; Planococcus sp. S5; naproxen; heterogeneous biocatalysts; immuring enzymatic active components; nanocarbons-in-silica composites; Graphene hybrid; Surface modification; Cellulase; Immobilization; Stability; phosphoribosyltransferases; enzyme immobilization; green process; dietary nucleotides; metalloenzymes; enzyme immobilization; enzyme orientation; electrodes; bioelectrocatalysis; glycosidases; fructooligosaccharides; prebiotics; enzyme entrapment; immobilization; bioreactors; hydrogels; neokestose; cold adapted lipase; immobilization; esterification; enzyme; immobilization; industrial applications; scale-up; techno-economic analysis; life cycle; N-glycans; mass spectrometry; immobilization; prebiotic; glycosidase; recombinant; kinetic; nano-LC Chip Q-ToF MS; biocatalysis; hydroxynitrile lyase; Oxynitrilase; immobilization; Celite; diffusion; cyanohydrin; n/a

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