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Integrated process for enzymatic catalysis allowing product recovery and enzyme reuse by applying thermoreversible aqueous biphasic systems

Abstract

Thermoreversible aqueous biphasic systems (ABS) composed of ammonium-based zwitterions (ZIs) and polymers are here disclosed to act as integrated bioreaction-separation processes. The biocatalytic reaction involving laccase occurs in homogeneous media, after which small changes in temperature induce the formation of two phases and the complete separation of the enzyme from the products in a single-step. These systems also allow the recover and reuse of the enzyme, along with the ZI-rich phase, contributing towards the development of sustainable biocatalytic processes.

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The article was received on 28 Dec 2017, accepted on 15 Feb 2018 and first published on 15 Feb 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC03880A
Citation: Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Integrated process for enzymatic catalysis allowing product recovery and enzyme reuse by applying thermoreversible aqueous biphasic systems

    A. M. Ferreira, H. Passos, A. Okafuji, A. P. M. Tavares, H. Ohno, M. G. Freire and J. A. P. Coutinho, Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7GC03880A

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