Activation of protease by sol-gel entrapment into organically modified hybrid silicates

Shin Ya Furukawa, Tsutomu Ono, Hiroyuki Ijima, Koei Kawakami

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To prepare an immobilized protease with a high activity for transesterification of vinyl n-butyrate with 3-methylI-butanol (isoamyl alcohol) in organic media, a protease was entrapped into organic-inorganic hybrid silica gel on Celite 545 by the sol-gel method. When propyltrimethoxysilane was used as the organic silane precursor mixed with tetramethoxysilane at a molar ratio of 16:1, the hybrid gel-entrapped protease on Celite 545 had 8 times the activity of the protease deposited on Celite 545 from 35 to 85°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Bioengineering

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