By Francesco H. Romano, Andrea Russo
Biocatalysis encompasses using enzymes or complete mobile structures for effecting the conversion of on hand, low-cost beginning fabrics to excessive worth items. Enzymes often demonstrate beautiful selectivity, really chemo-, enantio- and regio-selectivity, making them appealing catalysts for quite a lot of chemical alterations. Enzymes additionally commonly function below gentle stipulations of pH and temperature resulting in the formation of goods of excessive purity. due to those merits, enzymes and entire cells are discovering wider program in parts akin to the creation of intermediates for prescription drugs, fantastic chemical compounds, agrichemicals, novel fabrics, diagnostics, biofuels and function chemical compounds. This e-book provides modern learn within the box.
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Types of the structures of LB films. Figure 10. Fromherz trough. Circular trough is separated into sections (a). Monolayer formation and interactions with enzyme take place in different sections. The monolayer can be transferred from one section to the other by simultaneous motion of both barriers in the same direction due to the deformation of water subphase meniscus during passing the section walls. Nanobiocatalytic Systems: Thin Films of Enzymes 15 Generally, packing of amphiphiles in LB films is determined by the head-to-head and tail-to-tail packing.
Such enzyme modified biocomposites could be used to decompose urea or lignin, or synthesize inorganic nanoparticles or polyphenols. Moreover urease fiber biocomposites were successfully applied for biomineralization to grow calcium carbonate microparticles needed for paper whitening. Li et al. [Li, 2006] have proposed the preparation of nanoporous polyelectrolyte multilayer films to be used as nanomembranes for the immobilization of proteins. Nanoparticle-polyelectrolyte hybrid multilayers were assembled by the alternate adsorption of anionic blend of silica nanoparticles and poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) and a cationic polyelectrolyte, poly(allyamine hydrochloride) (PAH).
In the case of BAM we do Nanobiocatalytic Systems: Thin Films of Enzymes 21 not need to add any dye or other molecules into the system under investigation. In other words, the system in the case of BAM is much less affected by the artefacts added for the visualization possibility in the case of fluorescence microscopy. Other technique that is used for the monolayer study and can be useful for the investigation of the interaction of enzymes with model membranes is ellipsometry [Feachem, 1934; den Engelsen, 1974; Ducharme, 1985; Kim, 1990].