We develop a new concept to impart new functions to biocatalysts by combining enzymes and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The proof-of-concept design is demonstrated by embedding catalase molecules into uniformly sized ZIF-90 crystals via a de novo approach. We have carried out electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, nitrogen sorption, electrophoresis, thermogravimetric analysis, and confocal microscopy to confirm that the ∼10 nm catalase molecules are embedded in 2 μm single-crystalline ZIF-90 crystals with ∼5 wt % loading. Because catalase is immobilized and sheltered by the ZIF-90 crystals, the composites show activity in hydrogen peroxide degradation even in the presence of protease proteinase K.
|頁（從 - 到）||4276-4279|
|期刊||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|出版狀態||已出版 - 8 4月 2015|