Improved catalytic performance of lipase accommodated in the mesoporous silicas with polymer-modified microenvironment.

The highly ordered mesoporous silicas with elaborately controlled microenvironment were synthesized via covalent incorporation of long-chain polymers (M(w) = 2000 g mol(-1)) bearing specific hydrophilic/hydrophobic balance. The microenvironment (hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity) of the mesoporous silicas was quantitatively determined by gas adsorption… CONTINUE READING