Immobilization of lipases on hydrophobilized zirconia nanoparticles: highly enantioselective and reusable biocatalysts.

@article{Chen2008ImmobilizationOL,
  title={Immobilization of lipases on hydrophobilized zirconia nanoparticles: highly enantioselective and reusable biocatalysts.},
  author={Yi Zhao Chen and C. T. Yang and Chi Bun Ching and Rong Xu},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 16},
  pages={8877-84}
}
Our study has demonstrated for the first time that zirconia nanoparticles modified by a simple carboxylic surfactant of a very long alkyl chain can significantly enhance the activity of the immobilized lipases for asymmetric synthesis in organic media. Zirconia nanoparticles of ca. 20 nm diameter were grafted with carboxylic surfactant modifiers from Tween 85 and erucic acid. The surface of nanoparticles was successfully changed from hydrophilic to hydrophobic. Lipases from Candida rugosa and… CONTINUE READING

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