Nanocatalysts have undergone explosive growth over the last few decades both in homogeneous and heterogeneous forms. During the same time, Biocatalysts -underpinning some of the oldest chemical transformations known to humans- have expanded significantly their application scope, impacting chemical synthesis in multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, renewable energy production and food. Attending at continuous demand for the development of novel catalysts with high-efficiency and a broad reaction scope, we focus our research activity in optimizing the fusion between the Bio and Nano catalytic worlds by applying novel multidisciplinary strategies to finally yield multifunctional hybrid (enzymes+metal oxide NPs) nanocatalysts for advanced cascade reactions.
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