Nanomaterials for Biocatalysis

Nanomaterials for Biocatalysis

1st Edition - October 12, 2021

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  • Editors: Guillermo Castro, Ashok Kumar, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Xianghui Qi, Ghulam Yasin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128244371
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128244364

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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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 754
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: October 12, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128244371
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128244364

About the Editors

Guillermo Castro

Guillermo R. Castro is a Full Professor at the Max Planck Laboratory for Structural Biology, Chemistry and Molecular Biophysics of Rosario (MPLbioR, UNR-MPIbpC), which is a partner Laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPIbpC, MPG), at the Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios (CEI), Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario, Santa Fe, 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

Max Planck laboratory , CEI-CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina; and Nanomed Nucleus, Unversidade Federal do ABC, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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 Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials and applied nanotechnology. His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and smart sensors/devices. He is Editor-In-Chief of Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience and Founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of Current Nanotoxicity & Prevention.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist, 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 a Senior Research Fellow and Faculty Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Dr. Yasin received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2020. He previously worked as Research Assistant at the Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2020. Dr. Yasin has over 85 publications in well-reputed peer-reviewed international journals, has authored several book chapters, and has worked as co-editor of of 12 books. He is currently a regular reviewer for over 40 journals, and serves as Associate Editor, Section Editor, and editorial board member for several journals. His research focuses on the design and development of nanoscale advanced functional materials for energy conversion and storage hybrid devices/technologies, as well as nanostructures and nanomaterials for various functional applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Guangdong, Shenzen, China

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