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BASSETTI, F.J.; BERGAMASCO, R.; MORAES, F.F.  and  ZANIN, G.M.. Thermal stability and deactivation energy of free and immobilized invertase. Braz. J. Chem. Eng. [online]. 2000, vol.17, n.4-7, pp.867-872. ISSN 0104-6632.

The thermal stability and the energy of deactivation of free invertase and the immobilized enzyme (IE) was measured at temperatures in the range of 35 to 65°C for the hydrolysis of a 5% w/v sucrose solution. The free enzyme at pH 5.0 is stable up to 50°C for a period of 4 h. Invertase immobilized in controlled pore silica by the silane-glutaraldehyde covalent method is stable up to 55ºC, in pH 4.5 for the same period. For higher temperatures the enzyme deactivation follows the exponential decay model and half-lives are 0.53, 1.80, and 13.9 h for free invertase, at 65, 60, and 55ºC, respectively. For the IE half-lives are 0.48, 1.83, and 20.9 h, at 65, 60, and 55ºC, respectively. The IE is more stable than the free invertase; the energy of deactivation being 83.1 kcal/mol for the IE and 72.0 kcal/mol for the free enzyme.

Keywords : invertase; thermal stability; immobilized invertase; sucrose; energy of deactivation.

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