Inside Cover: Immobilised Lipase on Structured Supports Containing Covalently Attached Ionic Liquids for the Continuous Synthesis of Biodiesel in scCO2 (ChemSusChem 4/2012)

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  • Prof. Pedro Lozano,

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    1. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular “B” e Inmunología, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, E-30100, Murcia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 868884148
    • Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular “B” e Inmunología, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, E-30100, Murcia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 868884148
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  • Prof. Eduardo García-Verdugo,

    1. Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Orgánica,Universidad Jaume I, Campus del Riu Sec, E-12071, Castellón (Spain)
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  • Juana M. Bernal,

    1. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular “B” e Inmunología, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, E-30100, Murcia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 868884148
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  • Diana F. Izquierdo,

    1. Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Orgánica,Universidad Jaume I, Campus del Riu Sec, E-12071, Castellón (Spain)
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  • Prof.  M. Isabel Burguete,

    1. Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Orgánica,Universidad Jaume I, Campus del Riu Sec, E-12071, Castellón (Spain)
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  • Prof. Gregorio Sánchez-Gómez,

    1. Departamento de Química InorgánicaFacultad de Química, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, E-30100, Murcia (Spain)
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  • Prof. Santiago V. Luis

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    1. Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Orgánica,Universidad Jaume I, Campus del Riu Sec, E-12071, Castellón (Spain)
    • Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Orgánica,Universidad Jaume I, Campus del Riu Sec, E-12071, Castellón (Spain)
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Abstract

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The inside cover picture shows a continuous reactor, containing immobilized lipase onto a polymeric matrix with covalently attached ionic liquid phase (SILLPs), to synthesize biodiesel in supercritical CO2 from vegetable oil and methanol. In their paper on page 790, Lozano and co-workers describe the preparation and extraordinary performance of different nanostructured supports applied to immobilize Candida antarctica lipase B (CALB). The suitability of these immobilized lipase derivatives to carry out the synthesis of biodiesel by methanolysis of triolein in supercritical CO2 was excellent, leading up to 95% biodiesel yields with high operational stability.

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