An Effective Cellulose-to-Glucose-to-Fructose Conversion Sequence by Using Enzyme Immobilized Fe3O4-Loaded Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles as Recyclable Biocatalysts

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  • Yi-Chun Lee,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taiwan (R.O.C.), Fax: (+886) 2-2362-3040
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  • Ching-Tien Chen,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taiwan (R.O.C.), Fax: (+886) 2-2362-3040
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  • Yu-Ting Chiu,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taiwan (R.O.C.), Fax: (+886) 2-2362-3040
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  • Prof. Dr. Kevin C.-W. Wu

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taiwan (R.O.C.), Fax: (+886) 2-2362-3040
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taiwan (R.O.C.), Fax: (+886) 2-2362-3040
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Abstract

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Goodness, gracious, great balls of iron: Fe3O4-encapsulated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) are synthesized and utilized as hosts for the separate immobilization of cellulase and isomerase for a continuous cellulose–glucose–fructose conversion sequence with a high yield of 51 % in aqueous solution.

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