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Nanobioconjugates of Candida antarctica lipase B and single-walled carbon nanotubes in biodiesel production
- Bencze, László Csaba, Bartha-Vári, Judith H., Katona, Gabriel, Toşa, Monica Ioana, Paizs, Csaba, Irimie, Florin-Dan
- Bioresource technology 2016 v.200 pp. 853-860
- Pseudozyma antarctica, acetonitrile, biocatalysts, biodiesel, carbon nanotubes, carboxylic ester hydrolases, ethanolysis, fuel production, sunflower oil
- Carboxylated single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTCOOH) were used as support for covalent immobilization of Candida antarctica lipase B (CaL-B) using linkers with different lengths. The obtained nanostructured biocatalysts with low diffusional limitation were tested in batch mode in the ethanolysis of the sunflower oil. SWCNTCOOH–CaL-B proved to be a highly efficient and stable biocatalyst in acetonitrile (83.4% conversion after 4h at 35°C, retaining >90% of original activity after 10 cycles).