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SIMOES, Aline S et al. Performance of hybrid matrix SiO2-chitosan to immobilize microbial lipase from Candida rugosa. Quím. Nova [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.1, pp.33-38. ISSN 0100-4042.

Lipase from Candida rugosa was immobilized by covalent attachment on hybrid SiO2-chitosan obtained by sol-gel technique. A comparative study between free and immobilized lipase was provided in terms of pH, temperature, kinetic parameters and thermal stability on the olive oil hydrolysis. The pH and temperature for maximum activity shifted from 7.0 and 45 ºC for the free lipase to 7.5 and wide range of temperature (40-50 ºC) after immobilization. Kinetics parameters were found to obey Michaelis-Menten equation and KM values indicated that immobilization process reduced the affinity of enzyme-substrate; however Kd values revealed an increase of thermal stability of lipase.

Keywords : immobilization; lipase; SiO2-chitosan.

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