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Biocatalysis in Supercritical and Liquid Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Dioxide-expanded Liquids

Ideally, the best solvent is no solvent but if a solvent is needed for dilution associated with heat/mass transfer, carbon dioxide can be a potentially attractive green solvent. There are many factors that influence the performance of a biocatalytic process in high-pressure CO2-related solvents. In this chapter, the behaviour of biocatalysts as well as the factors that influence their performance are presented for three different solvent systems: supercritical and liquid CO2 and CO2-expanded liquids. Although numerous studies on enzymatic reactions in high-pressure CO2-related solvents exist in the literature, only representative examples of the most advanced biocatalysis systems are given in this chapter.

Print publication date: 28 Aug 2018
Copyright year: 2018
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-880-4
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78801-354-3
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-518-9
From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series