Application of Ionic Liquids in Biotechnology

  • Toshiyuki Itoh
  • Yoon-Mo Koo

Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series (ABE, volume 168)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Diana C. V. Belchior, Iola F. Duarte, Mara G. Freire
    Pages 1-29
  3. Ngoc Lan Mai, Yoon-Mo Koo
    Pages 105-132
  4. Saerom Park, Kyeong Keun Oh, Sang Hyun Lee
    Pages 133-176
  5. Julia L. Shamshina, Oleksandra Zavgorodnya, Robin D. Rogers
    Pages 177-198
  6. Chul-Woong Cho, Myung-Hee Song, Thi Phuong Thuy Pham, Yeoung-Sang Yun
    Pages 241-328
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-336

About this book


This volume explores how ionic liquids are used in different areas of biotechnology. It also provides insights on the interaction of ionic liquids with biomolecules and biomaterials.

Ionic liquids have become essential players in the fields of synthesis, catalysis, extraction and electrochemistry, and their unique properties have opened a wide range of applications in biotechnology. Readers will discover diverse examples of the application of ionic liquids as solvents for biomaterials extraction and pretreatment, in enzymatic and whole cell catalysed reaction, and as activation agents for biocatalysis. Particular attention is given to the biologically functionalized ionic liquids employed in medical and pharmaceutical applications. Although ionic liquids are considered “green solvents”, the contributing authors will also explore their environmental impact when applied to biotechnology.

Chemical, biological and medical scientists interested in ionic liquids and biotechnology will find this work instructive and informative.


Ionic Liquids Biological Applications Bioseparation Biocatalysts Enzymatic Delignification Biomaterials Hydrated ionic liquids Extraction and isolation of medicinal compounds Environmental impact of ionic liquids

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshiyuki Itoh
    • 1
  • Yoon-Mo Koo
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Research on Green Sustainable Chemistry, Graduate School of EngineeringTottori UniversityTottoriJapan
  2. 2.Department of Biological Engineering, College of EngineeringInha UniversityIncheonKorea (Republic of)

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