A general overview of support materials for enzyme immobilization: Characteristics, properties, practical utility

Jakub Zdarta*, Anne S. Meyer, Teofil Jesionowski, Manuel Pinelo

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Abstract

In recent years, enzyme immobilization has been presented as a powerful tool for the improvement of enzyme properties such as stability and reusability. However, the type of support material used plays a crucial role in the immobilization process due to the strong effect of these materials on the properties of the produced catalytic system. A large variety of inorganic and organic as well as hybrid and composite materials may be used as stable and efficient supports for biocatalysts. This review provides a general overview of the characteristics and properties of the materials applied for enzyme immobilization. For the purposes of this literature study, support materials are divided into two main groups, called Classic and New materials. The review will be useful in selection of appropriate support materials with tailored properties for the production of highly effective biocatalytic systems for use in various processes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number92
JournalCatalysts
Volume8
Issue number2
Number of pages27
ISSN2073-4344
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Biocatalysts and bioprocesses
  • Enzyme immobilization
  • Enzymes
  • Hybrid materials
  • Inorganic and organic supports

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