Modified silica-based cellular matrices lead to exceptional yields

July 5, 2011 |

In France, researchers at the Centre de Recherches Paul Pascal have developed modified silica-based cellular matrices that make it possible to confine lipases (triglyceride hydrolases used as catalysts) in order to obtain exceptional yields for hydrolysis, esterification and transesterification reactions in biodiesel production. Their work had also shown that unpurified enzymes could be used in the matrices, a first step to significantly reducing the cost of biocatalysts.

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