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Biphasic Biocatalysis using a CO2-Switchable Pickering Emulsion

Yu, Shijie; Zhang, Duyan; Jiang, Jianzhong; Cui, Zhenggang; Xia, Wenshui; Binks, Bernie; Yang, Hengquan


Shijie Yu

Duyan Zhang

Jianzhong Jiang

Zhenggang Cui

Wenshui Xia

Hengquan Yang


Recyclable biphasic biocatalysis such as the hydrolysis of olive oil and the esterification of octanol with oleic acid were performed in a CO2/N2-switchable Pickering oil-in-water emulsion stabilized by silica nanoparticles hydrophobized in-situ by a CO2/N2-switchable surfactant (N,N-dimethyldodecylamine). Compared with biphasic systems, the enzyme in the Pickering emulsions displays a higher reaction efficiency, and the isolation of the product and recycling of the enzyme can be simply realized by bubbling with N2/CO2 . Moreover, the recycled enzyme still possesses significant catalytic activity.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 10, 2019
Journal Green Chemistry
Print ISSN 1463-9262
Electronic ISSN 1463-9270
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 15
Pages 4062-4068
APA6 Citation Yu, S., Zhang, D., Jiang, J., Cui, Z., Xia, W., Binks, B., & Yang, H. (2019). Biphasic Biocatalysis using a CO2-Switchable Pickering Emulsion. Green chemistry : an international journal and green chemistry resource : GC, 21(15), 4062-4068.
Keywords Pollution; Environmental Chemistry
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