Patent Number: 8,822,188

Title: Use of enzymes having silicase activity

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the use of polypeptides having silicase activity for the modification or synthesis of silica, silicones and other silicium (IV) compounds. The present invention also relates to the use of polypeptides having silicase activity for the modification of glass, sand, asbestos, computer chips, glass wool, fiber glass, optical fibers and silicones, for the removal of sand from oil-sands, for the removal of asbestos, and for sandblasting.

Inventors: Toender; Janne Ejrn.ae butted.s (Vaerloese, DK), Borchert; Martin (Alleroed, DK)

Assignee: Novozymes A/S

International Classification: C12P 3/00 (20060101); C12P 9/00 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101); C12N 9/16 (20060101); C07K 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018