biomimetic catalyst

biomimetic catalyst

[¦bī·ō·mə′med·ik ′kad·ə‚list]
(organic chemistry)
A synthetic compound that can simulate the mode of action of a natural enzyme by catalyzing a reaction at ambient conditions.
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We have developed original alternative materials for energy transitions: development of novel cathodes incorporating enzymes (Lalaoui et al., ACS catalog 2016, 6, 4259) or biomimetic catalysts (Gentil et al., Angew Chem Int.Ed.
Patent 7,335,717 (February 26, 2008), "Methods, Compositions and Biomimetic Catalysts for the Synthesis of Silica, Polysilsequioxanes, Polysiloxanes, Non-Silicon Metalloid-Oxygen Networks, Polymetallo-Oxanes and their Organic or Hydrido Conjugates and Derivatives," Daniel E.
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, for example, developed a CAMD system that tailors biomimetic catalysts to industrial processes.