Special Issue "Application of Immobilized Enzyme as Catalysts in Chemical Synthesis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jose M. Guisan Website 1 Website 2 E-Mail
Department of Biocatalysis, Institute of Catalysis, Spanish Research Council, ICP-CSIC, Campus UAM, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 91 585 48 09
Interests: enzyme engineering: purification, immobilization, stabilization, reactivation; hyperactivation; main enzymes: lipases, penicillin G acylase, endoxylanases, beta-xylosidases, etc.; enzyme processes: fine chemistry, food chemistry, analytical chemistry, green energy; enzyme reactors: stirred tanks, packed beds, etc.
Guest Editor
Dr. Gloria Fernandez-Lorente Website E-Mail
Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC). C/ Nicolás Cabrera, 9, Campus de Cantoblanco. 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: The main research lines of my lab are: i. Enzyme engineering: Purification, immobilization, stabilization, and reactivation of industrial enzymes (Surface Enzyme Biotechnology); ii. Engineering of enzyme biotransformations: a. fine chemistry (asymmetric synthesis, regioselective processes, etc.) b. food chemistry (functional ingredients, prebiotics, omega3 fatty acid derivatives, lipids, etc.) c. analytical chemistry (immobilization of enzymes, antibodies, DNA probes, etc.) d. energy (enzymatic synthesis of biodiesel).

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will be focused on the report of any relevant chemical syntheses catalyzed by immobilized enzymes. In addition to that, special emphasis will be focused on (i) modulation of enzyme properties (activity, selectivity and stability) via immobilization and post-immobilization techniques; (ii) use of immobilized enzymes in non-conventional media (ionic liquids, organic solvents, etc.); (iii) use of immobilized enzymes in solvent-free systems; (iv) Sequential enzyme cascades: Co-immobilization and co-localization of two or more enzymes; (v) synthesis involving cofactor regeneration; (vi) design of immobilized enzyme reactors: Basket reactors, continuous flow reactors, etc.; (vii) chemo-enzymatic synthesis; (viii) asymmetric and enantioselective synthesis; (ix) re-use or continuous use of immobilized biocatalysts; (x) immobilization of enzymes that had been improved via biological techniques, etc.  

Prof. Dr. Jose M. Guisan
Dr. Gloria Fernandez-Lorente
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • enzymes in chemical synthesis
  • modulation of enzyme properties
  • sequential enzymatic synthesis
  • continuous flow reactors
  • immobilization of improved enzyme variants

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Current advance in chemo-enzymatic synthesis of polymer brushes
Author: Yan Fang

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