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Nanomaterials for Biocatalysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128244364

Nanomaterials for Biocatalysis

1st Edition

Editors: Guillermo Castro Ashok Kumar Tuan Anh Nguyen Xianghui Qi Ghulam Yasin
Paperback ISBN: 9780128244364
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 27th August 2021
Page Count: 500
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Table of Contents

1. Nanobiocatalysis: An introduction
2. Nanomaterials for enzyme immobilization
3. Enzyme in nanocarrierss: Mathematical modeling and simulations
4. Mechanisms of interaction of enzymes and supports
5. Nanomaterials based artificial enzymes

6. Carbon nanotubes/nanorods
7. Gold Nanoparticles in biocatalysis
8. Graphene oxides nanoparticles in biocatalysis
9. Silica nanoparticles in biocatalysis
10. Metal oxide nanoparticles in biocatalysis
11. Nanostructured organic supports
12. Metal organic frameworks for biocatalysis

13. Nanobiocatalysists for Bioelectronics and Biosensors
14. Nanobiocatalysists for Therapeutic applications
15. Nanobiocatalysists for Biotransformations and biodegradations
16. Nanobiocatalysists for Drug delivery
17. Nanobiocatalysists for Biofuel cells
18. Nanobiocatalysists for Stem Cell Applications
19. Nanobiocatalysists for Future trends
20. Current pilot scale and industrial scale up applications
21. Nanobiocatalysists: Conclusion and Future trends


Nanomaterials for Biocatalysis explains the fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of nanoscale biocatalysts, such as bioconversions, bioelectronics, biosensors, biocomputing and therapeutic applications. Nano-biocatalysts refers to the incorporation of enzymes into nanomaterials. These enzyme-enhanced nanocarriers have many advantages, including low mass transfer limitation, high enzyme capacity, better stabilization, and the formation of single-enzyme nanoparticles. Smart nanocontainers have been developed for the smart release of their embedded active substances. These smart releases can be obtained by using smart coatings as their outer nanoshells.

In addition, these nanocontainers could protect the enzymes from chemical or metabolic alterations on their delivering pathways towards the target. This is an important reference source for materials scientists and chemical engineers who want to know more about how nanomaterials are being used for biocatalysis applications.

Key Features

  • Explains the major fabrication techniques and applications of nanobiocatalysts
  • Shows how nanobiocatalysts are used in a variety of environmental and biomedical sectors
  • Assesses the major challenges associated with the widespread manufacture of nanobiocatalysts


Materials scientists and engineers


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About the Editors

Guillermo Castro

Guillermo R Castro is a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry - Biotechnology Area at the University of La Plata, Argentina. His areas of research are microbial and biomedical biotechnology, non-aqueous enzymology, bio-transformations. biopolymers (production and industrial uses), controlled release of molecules, nanobiotechnology, and hybrid materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Department of Chemistry - Biotechnology Area, University of La Plata, Argentina

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar is an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, at Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, India. His research areas are in enzymology, biocatalysis, biopolymers, enzyme immobilization, and bioenergy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, India

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Tuan Anh Nguyen is Head of the Microanalysis Department, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials, and nanotechnology for corrosion and materials integrity in transportation systems. Tuan Anh Nguyen received his BSc in Physics from Hanoi University in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Paris Diderot University (France) in 2003. He was a Visiting Scientist at Seoul National University (South Korea, 2004) and University of Wollongong (Australia, 2005). He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Research Scientist in the Montana State University (USA), 2006-2009. In 2012, he was appointed as the Head of the Microanalysis Department at Institute for Tropical Technology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology). His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and advanced nanomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Microanalysis Department, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Xianghui Qi

Xianghui Qi is a Professor in the School of Food & Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, China. His research interests: biosynthesis of high value-added chemicals by microbes and engineered strains; especially focused on the discovery of novel enzymes and strains, directed evolution and rational design of enzymes, metabolic pathways engineering, biotransformation synthesis, microbial omics and metabolic regulation, fermentation engineering, and molecular mechanism of biosynthesis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the School of Food & Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, China

Ghulam Yasin

Dr Ghulam Yasin is an Academic Researcher at the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, at the State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites, College of Energy, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China. He has six years working experience in the field of low dimensional, nano and 2D materials, preparation of carbon materials, including graphene, carbon nanotubes and heteroatoms doped carbon nanoarchitectures for energy storage and conversion devices/technologies, and designing and preparation of multifunctional nanocomposites for various engineering applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Academic Researcher, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, College of Energy, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China