On the hunt for truly biocompatible ionic liquids for lipase-catalyzed reactions

Francisco J. Deive, Diana Ruivo, João V. Rodrigues, Claudio Emanuel Gomes, M. Ángeles Sanromán, Luis Paulo da Silva Nieto Marques Rebelo, José M S S Esperança, Ana Rodríguez

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One of the challenges in the field of biocatalysis is the search for efficient reaction media avoiding enzyme deactivation. This work shows for the first time that water + hydrophilic ionic liquids mixtures enhance (up to 50%) the enzymatic activity of lipases, opening new opportunities for enzyme extraction and biocatalysis. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3386-3389
Number of pages4
JournalRCS Advances
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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