Biotechnology Techniques

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 33–38 | Cite as

Organosoluble enzyme-polymer complexes: A novel type of biocatalyst for nonaqueous media

  • Alexander M. Blinkovsky
  • Yuri L. Khmelnitsky
  • Jonathan S. Dordick

Summary

A novel type of organosoluble biocatalyst, representing a non-covalent complex of enzyme with a sugar-based amphiphilic polymer is described. The subtilisin Carlsbergpalmitoyl poly(sucrose acrylate) complex was found to be soluble and catalytically active in a number of organic solvents of different nature.

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© Science and Technology Letters 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander M. Blinkovsky
    • 1
  • Yuri L. Khmelnitsky
    • 1
  • Jonathan S. Dordick
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and Center for Biocatalysis and BioprocessingUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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