Enzymatic modification

H.J. Huizing (Inventor), C. van Dijk (Inventor), C.B. Boeriu (Inventor)

    Research output: Patent


    The invention relates to an enzymatic oxidation process comprising of bringing together an oxidative enzyme, a hydrogen acceptor and a hydrogen donor in a reaction mixture and causing an oxidative reaction to proceed in the reaction mixture under the influence of the enzyme with at least the hydrogen acceptor and the hydrogen donor as substrate, wherein a substrate for cross-linking is optionally further present in the reaction mixture and the hydrogen donor serves as cross-linking agent herefor. In a first alternative embodiment the hydrogen donor is converted by the oxidative enzyme into a radical which subsequently serves as initiator in the polymerization of monomers also present in the reaction mixture, in particular acrylates. In a second alternative embodiment the hydrogen donor is an organic dye molecule which is linked by the oxidative enzymatic reaction to one or more other organic dye molecules.
    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberWO9916893
    Priority date29/09/97
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 1999


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