Catalysis in fuel-driven chemical reaction networks

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The entire research described in this thesis is part of the larger field of Systems Chemistry. This field of chemistry deals with the understanding of the complexity of biology by mimicking biochemical reaction networks with emergent properties attributed to the entire system. In particular, this research focuses on the design of artificial non-equilibrium chemical reaction networks (CRNs) inspired by signal transduction pathways in living organisms. Specific attention is given to catalysis in such networks. For the design of the catalytic CRNs, organocatalysts are considered as the ideal candidates as they are simple, cheap, recyclable and robust compared to enzymes and frequently less toxic catalysts than metals. On top of that, since organocatalysts can operate under mild conditions, it can pave the way for future applications in biological environments.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van Esch, J.H., Supervisor
  • Eelkema, R., Supervisor
Award date11 Mar 2021
Print ISBNs978-94-6421-229-7
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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