Tandem catalysis using an enzyme and a polymeric ruthenium-based artificial metalloenzyme

Edzna S. Garcia, Thao M. Xiong, Abygail Lifschitz, Steven C. Zimmerman

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A Ru-containing single chain nanoparticle (SCNP) was prepared in three steps using radical polymerization of pentafluorophenylacrylate, post-polymerization functionalization with three different alkylamines, and coordination of Ru. The polymer was characterized by 1H NMR, 19F NMR, UV-vis, and DLS. The catalytic activity of the Ru-SCNP for Ru-catalyzed cleavage of allylcarbamates was evaluated by fluorescence spectroscopy and a higher percent conversion and initial rate of reaction was observed when compared to that of the free catalyst in buffer and cell media. The catalytic SCNP was also shown to perform tandem catalysis with β-galactosidase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6755-6760
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number46
StatePublished - 14 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics


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