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Thursday, 28 August, 2008

Click Chemistry for High-Density Biofunctionalization of Mesoporous Silica

A. Schlossbauer, D. Schaffert, J. Kecht, E. Wagner, and T. Bein -
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130 (38), 12558 (2008)

The applicability of click chemistry for high-density functionalization of mesoporous silica is demonstrated. The mild conditions of the copper(I)-catalyzed Huisgen reaction allow for a surface functionalization with intact biomolecules. The high covalent enzyme functionalization density under simultaneous retention of enzyme activity and the absence of leaching demonstrate the promising potential of this approach.

 

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