Synthetic polymers as solubilizing vehicles for enzymes in water-poor media

Patrick Adlercreutz, Bo Matiasson, Marina Otamiri

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A recent method for exposing enzymes to organic solvents is reviewed. By complex formation between the enzyme and polymers that per se are soluble in organic solvents it is possible to disperse the enzyme in the organic medium in such a way that an optically transparent (in the visible region) solution is obtained. After reaction, the separation of the enzyme from the organic medium can be obtained simply by addition of water. The enzyme can be recovered from the water phase. Physicochemical studies have revealed that the enzyme is more stable in the complex-bound form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-533
Number of pages5
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology


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