POLYMERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, vol.31, no.10, pp.2371-2377, 2020 (SCI-Expanded)
Catalytic activity and stability of HRP-Cu2+ hybrid nanoflowers (hCu-NFs) in the polymerization reactions of phenol derivatives was investigated. It was observed that the catalytic activity and stability of hybrid nanoflowers on the polymerization of the phenol derivatives was considerably higher compared to free Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) enzyme. The hCu-NFs effectively polymerized phenolic compounds as a novel nanobiocatalyst and led to polymers having quite high yields, molecular weights, and thermal stabilities compared to free HRP enzyme. The hCu-NFs provide substantial repeated use and showed some degree of catalytic activity even after fourth cycle experiment in the polymerization reactions.