, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 33–39

Synthesis of Enzyme and Quantum Dot in Silica by Combining Continuous Flow and Bioinspired Routes

Original Paper


In this contribution, we demonstrate the potential of combining bioinspired synthesis and continuous flow processing to generate functional materials with possible applications in catalysis, biocatalysis and photonic devices. Specifically, we have prepared invertase immobilized on silica while preserving its enzymatic activity. Furthermore, we present routes to synthesize silica and gold colloid composite materials (Au@SiO2) and demonstrate that the colloids retain their optical activity.


Biomimetic Flow chemistry Enzymes Green chemistry 


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© Springer Science & Business Media BV 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Process EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  2. 2.School of Science and TechnologyNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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