Enzyme Kinetics in Water-in-Oil Microemulsion: A Brief Account


Affiliations

  • Jadavpur University, Centre for Surface Science, Department of Chemistry, Kolkata, 700 032, India

Abstract

Microemulsions are thermodynamically stable dispersions of water-in-oil or oil-in water formed by the addition of either surfactants or mixtures of surfactant-cosurfactant. These systems are microscopically heterogeneous but macroscopically homogeneous The dispersed oil or water droplets can act as microreactors having properties different from bulk properties, so a chemical reaction undertaken in the microaqueous pool of the microemulsion is under a different environment from "bulk" condition.

Keywords

Enzyme Kinetics, W/O Microemulsion, Surfactant, Oil, Rate Constant, Thermodynamics.

Subject Discipline

Chemistry

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