1st Edition

Biocatalysis and Nanotechnology

Edited By Peter Grunwald Copyright 2017
    862 Pages 92 Color & 123 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    862 Pages 92 Color & 123 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Nanobiocatalysis has rapidly developed into a subarea of enzyme biotechnology. It combines the advances in nanotechnology that have generated nanoscale materials of different sizes, shapes, and physicochemical properties, and the excellent characteristics of biocatalysts into an innovative technology. This book provides an overview of the various relations between nanotechnology and biocatalysis. It discusses the fabrication and application of nanomaterials for the immobilization of enzymes used in the sustainable production of goods and chemicals. Nanosupports have several advantages compared with bulk solid materials because of their high surface area, which results in a significantly reduced mass transfer limitation and comparatively high enzyme loading. These characteristics are also of great use for applications in the fields of enzymatic biosensors, biofuel cells, bioelectronics, and photoelectrochemical analyte detection, where conductive nanomaterials improve the rate of electron transfer. The book also presents an overview of nanotoxicology and covers nanostructured enzyme catalysis in organic solvents and its potential application for biodiesel production, probing of enzymatic activity, and identification of enzyme functions of inorganic nanoparticles as enzyme mimics.

    Fundamentals of Nanotechnology
    Torben Kodanek, Sara Sánchez Paradinas, Franziska Lübkemann, Dirk Dorfs, and Nadja C. Bigall

    Biocatalysis: An Introduction
    Peter Grunwald

    Environmentally Benign Nanomaterial Synthesis Mediated by Culture Broths
    Lihong Liu, Fang Xie, Xiuxia Meng, Vishnu Parek, and Shaomin Liu

    Rational Design of Enzyme-Polymer Biocatalysts
    Omkar V. Zore, Rajeswari M. Kasi, and Challa V. Kumar

    Biological Strategies in Nanobiocatalyst Assembly
    Ian Dominic F. Tabañag, and Shen-Long Tsai

    Graphene-Based Nanobiocatalytic System
    Michaela Patilaa , George Orfanakisa , Angeliki C. Polydera, Ioannis V. Pavlidis, and Haralambos Stamatis

    Immobilization of Biocatalysts onto Nanosupports: Advantages for Green Technologies
    Alan S. Campbell, Andrew J. Maloney, Chenbo Dong, and Cerasela Z. Dinu

    Enzyme Immobilization on Membrane and Its Application in Bioreactors
    Peng-Cheng Chen, Xue-Yan Zhu, Jin Lia, and Xiao-Jun Huang

    Potential Applications of Nanobiocatalysis for Industrial Biodiesel Production
    Avinesh Byreddy and Munish Puri

    Enzymogel Nanoparticles Chemistry for Highly Efficient Phase Boundary Biocatalysis
    Ananiy Kohut, Scott W. Pryor, Andriy Voronov, and Sergiy Minko

    Recent Advances in Nanostructured Enzyme Catalysis for Chemical Synthesis in Organic Solvents
    Zheng Liu, Jun Ge, Diannan Lu, Guoqiang Jiang, and Jianzhong Wu

    Probing Enzymatic Activity by Combining Luminescent Quantum Dots, Gold Nanoparticles and Energy Transfer
    Naiqian Zhan, Goutam Palui, Wentao Wang, and Hedi Mattoussi

    FRET Reporter Molecules for Identification of Enzyme Functions
    Jing Mu, Hao Lun Cheong, and Bengang Xing

    Quantum Dot Architectures on Electrodes for Photoelectrochemical Analyte Detection
    Mark Riedel, Daniel Schäfer, and Fred Lisdat

    Inorganic Nanoparticles as Enzyme Mimics
    Ruben Ragg, Karsten Korschelt, Karoline Herget, Filipe Natalio, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, and Wolfgang Tremel

    Enzyme Nanocapsules for Glucose Sensing and Insulin Delivery
    Wanyi Tai and Zhen Gu

    Nanostructured Materials for Enzymatic Biofuel Cells
    Takanori Tamaki

    Enzymatic Biofuel Cells on Porous Nanostructures
    Dan Wen and Alexander Eychmüller

    Nanoplasmonic Biosensors
    Bruno P. Crulhas, Caroline R. Basso, and Valber A. Pedrosa

    Enzyme Biocomputing: Logic Gates and Logic Networks to Interface and Control Materials
    Marcos Pita

    Functional Nano-Bio Conjugates for Targeted Cellular Uptake and Specific Nanoparticle–Protein Interactions
    Sanjay Mathur, Shaista Ilyas, Laura Wortmann, Jasleen Kaur, Isabel Gessner

    Cell-Free Expression–Based Microarrays: Applications and Future Prospects
    Apurva Atak and Sanjeeva Srivastava

    Overview of the Current Knowledge and Challenges Associated With Human Exposure to Nanomaterials
    Ali Kermanizadeh, Kim Jantzen, Astrid Skovmand, Ana C. D. Gouveia, Nicklas R. Jacobsen, Vicki Stone, and Martin J. D. Clift


    Peter Grunwald studied chemistry at the University of Saarbrücken and the University of Hamburg, Germany, where he graduated in the field of high-frequency spectroscopy, and then became a staff member of the Institute of Physical Chemistry. After receiving his PhD in physical chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hamburg, he founded a biotechnology research group. He was appointed professor in 2001. His research interests focus on the preparation and properties of immobilized enzymes, kinetics of enzymes in organic solvents, and interactions between biocatalysts and heavy metal ions. Prof. Grunwald is also interested in chemical education, including curriculum development.