Applications of ionic liquids in whole cell and isolated enzyme biocatalysis

Andrew Marr*, Hasan Tanvir Imam, Martin Rebroš*, Vladimír Krasňan

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Ionic liquids have unique chemical properties that have fascinated scientists in many fields. The effects of adding ionic liquids to biocatalysts are many and varied. The uses of ionic liquids in biocatalysis include improved separations and phase behaviour, reduction in toxicity, and stabi-lization of protein structures. As the ionic liquid state of the art has progressed, concepts of what can be achieved in biocatalysis using ionic liquids have evolved and more beneficial effects have been discovered. In this review ionic liquids for whole cell and isolated enzyme biocatalysis will be discussed with an emphasis on the latest developments, and a look to the future.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4791
Number of pages21
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 07 Aug 2021

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Invited review for special collection 'Greener Ionic Liquids'.


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