Water-in-ionic liquid microemulsions as a new medium for enzymatic reactions

Muhammad Moniruzzaman, Noriho Kamiya, Kazunori Nakashima, Masahiro Goto

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The insolubility of enzymes in most ionic liquids has been overcome by the formation of aqueous microemulsion droplets in a hydrophobic ionic liquid stabilized by a layer of anionic surfactant sodium bis(2-ethyl-1-hexyl) sulfosuccinate (AOT) in the presence of 1-hexanol as a cosurfactant and the catalytic activity of one of the enzymes studied (lipase PS) became higher than in microemulsions of AOT in isooctane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-450
Number of pages48
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution


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