Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 393–400 | Cite as

Enzymatic reactions in supercritical gases

  • D. A. Hammond
  • M. Karel
  • A. M. Klibanov
  • V. J. Krukonis
Original Articles


The enzyme polyphenol oxidase has been found to be catalytically active in supercritical carbon dioxide and fluoroform: it readily oxidizesp-cresol andp-chlorophenol to their correspondingo-benzoquinones.

Index Entries

Enzymatic reactions, in supercritical gases reactions, enzymatic, in supercritical gases supercritical gases, enzymatic reactions in gases, enzymatic reactions in supercritical polyphenol oxidase, reactions in supercritical gases carbon dioxide, reactions of polyphenol oxidase in supercritical fluoroform, reactions of polyphenol oxidase in supercritical p-cresol, oxidations by polyphenol oxidase in supercritical gases p-chlorophenol, oxidations by polyphenol oxidase in supercritical gases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Hammond
    • 1
  • M. Karel
    • 1
  • A. M. Klibanov
    • 1
  • V. J. Krukonis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied Biological SciencesMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge
  2. 2.Phasex CorporationNashua

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