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Immobilization of lipase B within micron-sized poly-N-isopropylacrylamide hydrogel particles by solvent exchange

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Abstract

The aim of the present work is the use of a water soluble enzyme in an organic solvent, still with a pronounced catalytic activity. Therefore, lipase B from Candida antarctica (CalB) is immobilized within micron-sized thermosensitive p-NIPAM hydrogel particles using a solvent exchange from polar to organic solvents. The absorbed amount of CalB is investigated at different immobilization temperatures. Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) shows that CalB is homogeneously distributed within the polymer network. An enhanced specific activity of CalB in n-hexane is achieved after immobilization within the p-NIPAM microgels. In order to get information on the supply of the substrate depending on the temperature, the activity is determined at different reaction temperatures. Additionally, the system is stable in the organic solvent, namely n-hexane, and shows a good reusability.

Graphical abstract: Immobilization of lipase B within micron-sized poly-N-isopropylacrylamide hydrogel particles by solvent exchange

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The article was received on 28 Feb 2012, accepted on 02 May 2012 and first published on 04 May 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40624A
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012,14, 9594-9600
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    Immobilization of lipase B within micron-sized poly-N-isopropylacrylamide hydrogel particles by solvent exchange

    K. Gawlitza, C. Wu, R. Georgieva, D. Wang, M. B. Ansorge-Schumacher and R. V. Klitzing, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 9594
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40624A

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