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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HepatoChem's innovative technology uses biomimetic catalysts to mimic the metabolic function of the liver.
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.
It ties together the thirty-plus existing theories of enzymatic catalysis, covers design issues in the creation of biomimetic catalysts (such as requirements, problems, approaches, and solutions), explains the difference between energy- and time-dependent catalysis, and interfaces with the hot ideas of complexity and complex systems science.