Nanoparticle Cages for Enzyme Catalysis in Organic Media



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Encapsulation of enzymes in Pickering emulsions results in a large interfacial area of the enzyme-containing aqueous phase for biocatalysis in organic media. This immobilization technique minimizes enzyme inactivation through stabilizing immiscible liquids by particles, facilitates separation processes, and significantly increases catalytic performance of both stable and vulnerable enzymes. Thus, a broad technical applicability can be envisioned.