By Francesco H. Romano, Andrea Russo
Biocatalysis encompasses using enzymes or entire phone platforms for effecting the conversion of on hand, low-cost beginning fabrics to excessive worth items. Enzymes often show beautiful selectivity, fairly chemo-, enantio- and regio-selectivity, making them appealing catalysts for quite a lot of chemical modifications. Enzymes additionally regularly function lower than light stipulations of pH and temperature resulting in the formation of goods of excessive purity. because of those benefits, enzymes and full cells are discovering wider software in components similar to the creation of intermediates for prescribed drugs, effective chemical compounds, agrichemicals, novel fabrics, diagnostics, biofuels and function chemical substances. This e-book provides modern examine within the box.
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QCM is based on the properties of piezoelectric quartz crystals to vary frequency of their resonant oscillations according to the state of the resonator surface. The deposition/adsorption of molecules onto the surface of the quartz determines a decrease in the oscillating frequency. A direct relation between the frequency shift and the deposited mass can be obtained using the Sauerbrey equation [Sauerbrey, 1959; Facci, 1993]: Δf = - Δm x C where C Δf f0 Δm A ρq μq = 2f02 / A(ρqμq)½ = measured frequency shift, = resonant frequency of the fundamental mode of the crystal, = mass change per unit area (g/cm2), = piezo-electrically active area, = density of quartz = shear modulus of quartz The Sauerbrey equation can also be expressed as: ΔL = -Δf / Cρ where ρ = density of the deposited material.
Biocatalysis Research Progress by Francesco H. Romano, Andrea Russo