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Ion jelly: a tailor-made conducting material for smart electrochemical devices.
We present a new concept for the design of a polymeric conducting material that combines the chemical versatility of an organic salt (ionic liquid) with the morphological versatility of a biopolymerExpand
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Effect of immobilization support, water activity, and enzyme ionization state on cutinase activity and enantioselectivity in organic media
We studied the reaction between vinyl butyrate and 2‐phenyl‐1‐propanol in acetonitrile catalyzed by Fusarium solani pisi cutinase immobilized on zeolites NaA and NaY and on Accurel PA‐6. The choiceExpand
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Biocatalytic separation of (R, S)-1-phenylethanol enantiomers and fractionation of reaction products with supercritical carbon dioxide
Abstract The continuous kinetic resolution of (R, S)-1-phenylethanol via enzymatic transesterification was chosen as a benchmark reaction for the study of a complete reaction/separation process usingExpand
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Effect of gelatin–ionic liquid functional polymers on glucose oxidase and horseradish peroxidase kinetics
Abstract The kinetics of glucose oxidase (GOD) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) on a transparent gelatin–ionic liquid functional polymer has been investigated using a colorimetric assay of H 2 O 2Expand
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Electrospinning of Ion Jelly fibers
Abstract Ion Jelly materials combine the chemical versatility and conductivity of an ionic liquid (IL) with the morphological versatility of a biopolymer (gelatin). They exhibit very interestingExpand
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Ionic Liquids Gelation with Polymeric Materials: The Ion Jelly Approach
Nuno M.T. Lourenco1, Ana V.M. Nunes2, Catarina M.M. Duarte3,4 and Pedro Vidinha2 1IBB/CEBQ Departamento de Bioengenharia, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Avenida RoviscoExpand
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Sol-gel encapsulation: an efficient and versatile immobilization technique for cutinase in non-aqueous media.
Cutinase from Fusarium solani pisi was encapsulated in sol-gel matrices prepared with a combination of alkyl-alkoxysilane precursors of different chain-lengths. The specific activity of cutinase in aExpand
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Cutinase activity in supercritical and organic media: water activity, solvation and acid–base effects
This work has been supported by Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia (FCT, Portugal) through the contracts PRAXIS/PBIO/14314/1998 and POCTI/35429/QUI/2000 and the grant PRAXIS XXI/BD/21615/99 (S.Expand
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Lipase catalysed mono and di-acylation of secondary alcohols with succinic anhydride in organic media and ionic liquids
The acylation of the model substrate (R,S)-2-octanol with succinic anhydride catalysed by immobilised Candida antarcticalipase B was studied in two water-miscible organic solvents, twoExpand
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Probing the microenvironment of sol-gel entrapped cutinase: the role of added zeolite NaY.
Cutinase, an esterase from Fusarium solani pisi, was immobilized in sol-gel matrices of composition 1:5 tetramethoxysilane (TMOS):n-alkyltrimethoxysilane (n-alkylTMS). Fluorescence spectroscopy usingExpand
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