Engineering Nanosized Organosilica for Molecular Recognition and Biocatalysis Applications
FH-HES Universities of Applied Sciences
Keywords:Molecular recognition, Nanobiocatalysts, Nanoparticles, Organosilica, Self-assembly
AbstractA series of synthetic nanomaterials capable of molecular recognition and/or biocatalysis have been produced by exploiting the self-sorting, self-assembly and polycondensation of organosilane building blocks around protein templates. The established methodology allows for the production of thin organosilica layers of controlled thickness, down to nanometer precision. Fully synthetic virus recognition materials have been shown to specifically bind their target virus down to picomolar concentrations. The shielding of natural enzymes allowed producing nanobiocatalysts functioning under harsh operational conditions.
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M. R. Correro, Y. Dudal, P. F.-X. Corvini, P. Shahgaldian, Chimia 2017, 71, 243, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2017.243.
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