Biocatalysis in ionic liquids for a low carbon future

Andrew Craig Marr*, Hasan Tanvir Imam, Patricia Catherine Marr

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There is an urgent need to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and create a more sustainable human society in balance with the planet. Catalysis is a key tool required to achieve this goal, and biocatalysis has the potential to be the most sustainable of the classes of catalysis. An enzyme belongs in a cell, and biocatalysis can be difficult to apply in artificial environments. Ionic liquids (ILs) and liquid media comprising only of ions assist the use of biocatalysts. The potential for the application of IL-assisted biocatalysis in achieving a more sustainable lower carbon future will be discussed, citing relevant examples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiocatalysis in Green Solvents
EditorsPedro Lozano
PublisherElsevier Academic Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780323914253
ISBN (Print)9780323913065
Publication statusPublished - 02 Aug 2022

Publication series

NameFoundations and Frontiers in Enzymology


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