Biocatalysis and Nanotechnology

1st Edition

Peter Grunwald

Pan Stanford
Published October 11, 2017
Reference - 836 Pages - 92 Color & 123 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9789814613699 - CAT# N11976
Series: Pan Stanford Series on Biocatalysis

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  • Imparts fundamental knowledge of nanobiocatalysis and provides a detailed overview of its application potential
  • Written by reckoned scientists, considering theoretical as well as experimental aspects of the respective research fields
  • Represents the state of the art of the discussed topics
  • Supplemented by an actual and comprehensive list of references for further reading.


Nanobiocatalysis has rapidly developed into a subarea of enzyme biotechnology. It combines the advances in nanotechnology that have generated nanoscale materials of different sizes, shapes, and physicochemical properties, and the excellent characteristics of biocatalysts into an innovative technology. This book provides an overview of the various relations between nanotechnology and biocatalysis. It discusses the fabrication and application of nanomaterials for the immobilization of enzymes used in the sustainable production of goods and chemicals. Nanosupports have several advantages compared with bulk solid materials because of their high surface area, which results in a significantly reduced mass transfer limitation and comparatively high enzyme loading. These characteristics are also of great use for applications in the fields of enzymatic biosensors, biofuel cells, bioelectronics, and photoelectrochemical analyte detection, where conductive nanomaterials improve the rate of electron transfer. The book also presents an overview of nanotoxicology and covers nanostructured enzyme catalysis in organic solvents and its potential application for biodiesel production, probing of enzymatic activity, and identification of enzyme functions of inorganic nanoparticles as enzyme mimics.


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