Ceria Nanoparticles as Enzyme Mimetics

Guohua Wang, Junzhe Zhang, Xiao He, Zhiyong Zhang, Yuliang Zhao

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In the past decades, enzyme mimetics based on ceria nanoparticles (nanoceria) have been developed as potential substitutes for nature enzymes. The mixed valence states of cerium and the patterns of oxygen vacancies on crystal planes result in different enzyme mimetic activities. In this review we survey the bio-applications of nanoceria-based enzyme mimetics as well as the underlying mechanisms. Factors influencing the enzyme mimetic activities and future perspective of nanoceria-based enzyme mimetics are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-800
Number of pages10
JournalChinese Journal of Chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017


  • enzyme mimetics
  • mixed valence states
  • nanoceria
  • oxygen vacancies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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