Graphene-based Carbocatalysts: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

Graphene Based Biocatalysts

Author(s): Monika Jangid, Sunita Panchawat and Abhilasha Jain * .

Pp: 378-405 (28)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815050899123010014

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Enzymes have catalytic properties and can be used for different purposes as biocatalysts in some industrial processes. However, their applications are limited due to some drawbacks, such as lack of long-term stability and recovery under conditions of any particular process. Enzymes can improve their catalytic activity, stability, reusability, and half life, if these are immobilized on some support. Graphene and graphene based nanomaterials are good supports for enzymes as they are also non-toxic materials in nature. Such materials can also find applications in the fields of medical diagnostics, biofuel cells, biosensors, etc. These particular aspects have been discussed in this chapter.

Keywords: Biocatalyst, Biofuel Cell, Biosensors, Graphene, Graphene Oxide, Immobilization, Reduced Graphene Oxide.

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