Novel solid supports for lipases in sol-gel immobilization systems

Diána Weiser, Anna Tomin, László Poppe

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Sol-gel encapsulation of lipases proved to be a particularly easy and effective way to enhance the mechanical and catalytic properties of biocatalysts. The sol-gel encapsulated enzymes usually retain their selectivity whereas their heat stability or specific activity may be significantly improved. The aim of our work was to improve the immobilization of lipases in supported sol-gel systems. First, the binding properties of lipase AK on various solid supports were studied. Next, the immobilization properties of the best adsorbent-lipase combinations were tested in sol-gel encapsulation using tetraethoxy-silane/octyltriethoxy-silane/phenyltriethoxy-silane 1/0.7/0.3 silane precursor system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalStudia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Chemia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010


  • Adsorption
  • Biocatalysis
  • Lipase
  • Supported sol-gel immobilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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