Catalytic activity of laccases in aqueous solutions of ionic liquids

Stepan Shipovskov, H. Q Nimal Gunaratne, Kenneth R. Seddon, Gill Stephens

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    The ionic liquids, [bmim]Br and [bmim][N(CN)2] (where [bmim] = 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium), stimulated laccase-catalysed oxidation of catechol when provided at concentrations between 10-20% and 50-60% (v/v) in water, respectively. However, activity was inhibited at higher and lower concentrations. [bmim][BF4] was inhibitory at all concentrations tested, but residual activity was still retained in [bmim][BF4] with ≤ 20% water. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)806-810
    Number of pages4
    JournalGreen Chemistry
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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