Temperature-responsive enzyme-polymer nanoconjugates with enhanced catalytic activities in organic media.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

PubMedID: 23727906

Zhu J, Zhang Y, Lu D, Zare RN, Ge J, Liu Z. Temperature-responsive enzyme-polymer nanoconjugates with enhanced catalytic activities in organic media. Chem Commun (Camb). 2013;49(54):6090-2.
A general approach for preparing enzyme-polymer nanoconjugates that respond to temperature in organic media is presented. These nanoconjugates readily dissolve in organic solvents for homogenous catalysis at 40 °C and showed greatly enhanced apparent catalytic activities. The recovery of the soluble enzyme-polymer nanoconjugates is accomplished by temperature-induced precipitation.