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Enzyme encapsulation in metal–organic frameworks for applications in catalysis

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Abstract

Enzymes are natural catalysts which are highly selective and efficient. Given that enzymes have very intricate and delicate structures, they need to be stabilized and protected by a support material if they are to be used under challenging catalytic conditions. This highlight focuses on the use of metal–organic frameworks as supports for enzyme encapsulation and subsequent catalytic applications. De novo and post-synthetic methods of encapsulation are discussed and the relative catalytic activities of the enzyme@MOF composites versus free enzymes are highlighted.

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The article was received on 05 Jan 2017, accepted on 14 Feb 2017 and first published on 20 Feb 2017


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00022G
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 4082-4091
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    Enzyme encapsulation in metal–organic frameworks for applications in catalysis

    M. B. Majewski, A. J. Howarth, P. Li, M. R. Wasielewski, J. T. Hupp and O. K. Farha, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 4082
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00022G

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