Monitoring of enzyme catalysed reactions by Fourier transform Raman spectrometry

E. Horváth, J. Gajári, J. Kristóf, Á Rédey, L. Kocsis

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Esterification of mandelic acid catalysed by Candida antarctica lipase B was studied by Fourier transform (FT) Raman spectrometry in non-aqueous medium. It was found that there is a strict correlation between the intensity of the Raman scattering and the activity of the enzyme. FT-Raman spectrometry seems to be a fast and reliable method for selecting the appropriate enzyme and for determining the optimal enzyme water content. In addition, valuable information can be obtained from the spectra regarding the mechanism of enzyme-substrate bonding. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-197
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 7 1998



  • Candida antarctica lipase B
  • Enzyme catalytic reaction
  • FT-Raman spectrometry
  • Mandelic acid esterification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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