Degradation of organophosphorous nerve agents by enzyme-polymer nanocomposites: efficient biocatalytic materials for personal protection and large-scale detoxification.

@article{Gill2000DegradationOO,
  title={Degradation of organophosphorous nerve agents by enzyme-polymer nanocomposites: efficient biocatalytic materials for personal protection and large-scale detoxification.},
  author={Iqbal Gill and Antonio Ballesteros},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  year={2000},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={400-10}
}
The biocatalytic destruction of organophosphates has become an important focus area, as efficient "clean" technologies are sought for chemical weapons decommissioning, counteracting nerve agent attacks, and protecting against organophosphate pesticide poisoning. A novel method is advanced for immobilizing the broad-spectrum enzyme organophosphorous hydrolase (OPH) from Pseudomonas diminuta, based on the formation of nanocomposite protein-silicone polymers. The resulting materials are highly… CONTINUE READING

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