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Bioinspired catalysis

Chapter


Abstract


  • Catalysts are species that accelerate chemical reactions without themselves being

    consumed in the process. The most efficient catalysts by far are the catalysts of

    biology, known as enzymes. The maintenance and creation of life in all its many

    and varied forms on Earth depends on the ability of enzymes to speed chemical

    Iransformations in biochemical systems. To this end, enzymes often display truly

    amazing vigour, specificity, and reliability. The fact that life itself depends on the

    action of enzymes testifies to their remarkable power.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Swiegers, G., Chen, J. & Wagner, P. W. (2012). Bioinspired catalysis. In G. Swiegers (Eds.), Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry: Reverse-Engineering Nature (pp. 165-208). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780470566671

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84886047240

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/353

Book Title


  • Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry: Reverse-Engineering Nature

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 165

End Page


  • 208

Place Of Publication


  • Hoboken, NJ

Abstract


  • Catalysts are species that accelerate chemical reactions without themselves being

    consumed in the process. The most efficient catalysts by far are the catalysts of

    biology, known as enzymes. The maintenance and creation of life in all its many

    and varied forms on Earth depends on the ability of enzymes to speed chemical

    Iransformations in biochemical systems. To this end, enzymes often display truly

    amazing vigour, specificity, and reliability. The fact that life itself depends on the

    action of enzymes testifies to their remarkable power.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Swiegers, G., Chen, J. & Wagner, P. W. (2012). Bioinspired catalysis. In G. Swiegers (Eds.), Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry: Reverse-Engineering Nature (pp. 165-208). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780470566671

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84886047240

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/353

Book Title


  • Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry: Reverse-Engineering Nature

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 165

End Page


  • 208

Place Of Publication


  • Hoboken, NJ