Special Issue "Advances in the Design and Characterization of Heterogeneous Biocatalysts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: heterogeneous biocatalysts; enzyme stabilization; flow microreactor; process intensification
Interests: enzymology; biocascades; reaction and protein engineering; green chemistry
Interests: protein immobilization; protein engineering; enzyme stabilization; multienzyme systems; cascade reactions
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Heterogeneous biocatalysts are of great relevance in the development of modern (bio)chemical manufacturing processes. Enzyme immobilization has a long-standing tradition, with many successful examples found at both academic and industrial level. The body of knowledge is well-established and there is a broad repertoire of methodologies for immobilization, involving different chemistries and carrier materials. Fueled by the constant discovery of new enzymes/reactivities, new challenges need to be formulated for heterogeneous biocatalysts. The preparation of heterogeneous biocatalysts is not yet ready to solve emerging challenges, such as multimeric complex enzymes, the stabilization for application in nonconventional reaction media, multienzyme reaction systems, nor can it help with integrating catalysts into new reactor configurations. There is a pressing need to develop innovative concepts for the reuse of cofactors and the level of depiction for heterogeneous biocatalysts by structural features or spatiotemporal resolution of local concentration of reactants and products. To this end, a merged strategic research field can be formulated that would possibly be best described by the term “heterogeneous biocatalyst engineering”.
This Special Issue aims at hosting original contributions dealing with advances in the design, application, and characterization of immobilized biocatalysts. The main topics are:
- Immobilized new enzymes and biocascades of high synthetic relevance;
- New techniques of immobilization dealing with enzyme activity or stability;
- New materials for enzyme immobilization;
- Immobilized enzymes in new reactor concepts: e.g. flow microreactors, intensifying reactions and reactors...
- Advances in the characterization of immobilized enzymes.
Dr. Juan M. Bolivar
Dr. Alexander Dennig
Dr. Javier Rocha-Martin
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- enzyme immobilization
- enzyme stabilization
- advanced/biohybrid materials
- green chemistry
- heterogeneous catalysts