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Pickering emulsion-enhanced interfacial biocatalysis: tailored alginate microparticles act as particulate emulsifier and enzyme carrier
- Yang, Xin, Wang, Yaolei, Bai, Ruixue, Ma, Hulin, Wang, Weihao, Sun, Hejia, Dong, Yuman, Qu, Fengmei, Tang, Qiming, Guo, Ting, Binks, Bernard P., Meng, Tao
- Green chemistry 2019 v.21 no.9 pp. 2229-2233
- alginates, biocatalysis, coatings, emulsifiers, emulsions, enzyme activity, green chemistry, microparticles, nanoparticles, storage time, titanium dioxide
- A robust Pickering emulsion stabilized by lipase-immobilized alginate gel microparticles with a coating of silanized titania nanoparticles is developed for biphasic biocatalysis. The good recyclability and high stability of the proposed interfacial catalysis system have been verified, retaining about 90% of relative enzyme activity in 10 catalytic cycles with operation for 240 h. Meanwhile the Pickering emulsions remain stable during a storage time of one year. The green system can be widely applied to construct powerful platforms for enzyme or microorganism-driven interfacial catalysis.