plastizymes

plastizymes

[′plas·ti‚zīmz]
(physical chemistry)
Artificial enzymes (artificial polymeric materials with molecule-shaped pores) that possess catalytic properties.
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By creating tiny cavities in a polymer, or plastic, that mimic the active sites of enzymes, the team essentially produces artificial enzymes, or "plastizymes," as Mosbach calls them.
One of his group's current projects is to develop plastizymes that can degrade toxic compounds.