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Biocatalysis - From Discovery to Application

  • Wolf-Dieter Fessner
  • A. Archelas
  • D. C. Demirjian
  • R. Furstoss
  • H. Griengl
  • K. -E. Jaeger
  • E. Morís-Varas
  • R. Öhrlein
  • M. T. Reetz
  • J.-L. Reymond
  • M. Schmidt
  • S. Servi
  • P. C. Shah
  • W. Tischer
  • F. Wedekind

Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (volume 200)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. David C. Demirjian, Pratik C. Shah, Francisco Morís-Varas
    Pages 1-29
  3. Manfred T. Reetz, Karl-Erich Jaeger
    Pages 31-57
  4. Jean-Louis Reymond
    Pages 59-93
  5. Wilhelm Tischer, Frank Wedekind
    Pages 95-126
  6. Stefano Servi
    Pages 127-158
  7. Michael Schmidt, Herfried Griengl
    Pages 193-226
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 257-266

About this book

Introduction

Catalytic procedures are clearly the most economical means to effect selective processes in organic synthesis. For the preparation of enantiomerically pure compounds, the utilization of enzymes is particularly attractive because of high selectivities and mild, environmentally benign reaction conditions. Taking advantage of advances in molecular biology, unique new enzymes are now readily accessible in quantity with properties that are amenable to modification on demand. This volume brings together leading contributors from the forefront of this exciting technology. In their authoritative and timely rewies they cover the state-of-the-art of biocatalysis from the discovery of novel enzymes - by modern screening, evolutionary or immunological approaches - through immobilization techniques for technical processes, to their use in the asymmetric synthesis of important target compounds. Thus, several chapters illustrate the synthetic potential of recently emerging biocatalysts in the phospholipid, epoxide, cyanohydrin, and oligosaccharide fields.

Keywords

Biocatalysis Biokatalyse Biotransformation Enzyme Oligosaccharid asymmetric synthesis asymmetrische Synthese bioorganic chemistry bioorganische Chemie catalytic antibodies enzymes katalytische Antikörper organic synthesis organische Synthe organische Synthese

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolf-Dieter Fessner
    • 1
  • A. Archelas
  • D. C. Demirjian
  • R. Furstoss
  • H. Griengl
  • K. -E. Jaeger
  • E. Morís-Varas
  • R. Öhrlein
  • M. T. Reetz
  • J.-L. Reymond
  • M. Schmidt
  • S. Servi
  • P. C. Shah
  • W. Tischer
  • F. Wedekind
  1. 1.Institut für Organische ChemieTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-68116-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-64942-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68116-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0340-1022
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