Laccase-modified silica nanoparticles efficiently catalyze the transformation of phenolic compounds.

@article{Galliker2010LaccasemodifiedSN,
  title={Laccase-modified silica nanoparticles efficiently catalyze the transformation of phenolic compounds.},
  author={Patrick Galliker and Gregor Hommes and Dietmar Schlosser and Philippe François-Xavier Corvini and Patrick Shahgaldian},
  journal={Journal of colloid and interface science},
  year={2010},
  volume={349 1},
  pages={98-105}
}
A new system based on laccase-modified silica nanoparticles has been developed and tested for its ability to degrade a major endocrine disrupting chemical, 4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A). The nanoparticles have been produced using the Stöber method and characterized using scanning electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering and zeta-potential measurements. The introduction of primary amino groups at the surface of these particles has been achieved using an organo-silane (amino… CONTINUE READING