Immobilized Enzyme Reactions on Beads and Membranes

  • Dibakar Bhattacharyya
  • Sowmya Ganapathi
  • Shekhar Vishwanath
  • Melissa Summers
  • D. Allan Butterfield


Immobilized biocatalysts have widespread applications in areas like organic synthesis, pollution control and for diagnostic purposes. Enzymes can be immobilized on different supports like polymeric beads, gels, and membranes. Immobilization eliminates the need to separate an enzyme from the product solution and allows these expensive compounds to be reused. In addition, the thermal stability, pH stability, and storage stability of an enzyme may be increased as a result of immobilization.


Immobilize Enzyme Spin Label Storage Stability Enzyme Loading Hollow Fiber Membrane 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dibakar Bhattacharyya
    • 1
    • 3
  • Sowmya Ganapathi
    • 1
    • 3
  • Shekhar Vishwanath
    • 1
    • 3
  • Melissa Summers
    • 1
    • 3
  • D. Allan Butterfield
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Materials EngineeringUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  3. 3.Center of Membrane SciencesUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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