Microencapsulation of Bioactive Nanoparticles

Fei Gao, Ping Wang, Guanghui Ma

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Supported or modified enzymes in the form of mobile nanoparticles are designed for enhanced activities and stabilities; however, their practical operations are dwarfed due to their tiny size which always makes recycling an arduous task and a potential risk to the environment. To overcome such drawbacks, this chapter describes a method for the preparation of a new form of microcapsules, possessing single-cavity compartments and nano-pores in the shell, to encage nanoparticle-based biocatalysts and form cell-like microreactors (CLMRs). The encaged nanoscale catalysts are maintained their high activities as in a bulk-phase solution, while they could be handled as materials of sizes hundreds-fold larger.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2011, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.


  • Encapsulation
  • double emulsion
  • enzyme immobilization
  • hierarchical structure
  • nanoparticles


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