Biotransformations in Organic Chemistry

A Textbook

  • Kurt Faber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Kurt Faber
    Pages 29-333
  3. Kurt Faber
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  4. Kurt Faber
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  5. Kurt Faber
    Pages 426-436
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-454

About this book


The use of biocatalysts, employed either as isolated enzymes or whole cells, offers a remarkable arsenal of highly selective transformations for modern preparative organic chemistry. During the last decade, this methodology has now generally been accepted as a complementary method to the already existing tools. This first textbook on biocatalysis provides a basis for undergraduate and graduate courses in biocatalysis, as well as a condensed introduction into this field. After a basic introduction into the use of biocatalysts - principles of stereoselective transformations, kinetics, enzyme nomenclature and handling - the different types of reactions are explained according to the "reaction principle".
The 5th edition...

From, 2/2005, Dr. Chris Hamilton, Queens University Belfast

"… To summarize, the book is comprehensive, well structured and easy to read either cover-to-cover or by just dipping into a particular topic of interest. It is a combination of a general introduction to the theoretical principles of synthetic biotransformations, an outline of the practicalities which need to be considered and a compact, yet comprehensive, review of discoveries and developments which have driven this field towards maturity over the past twenty years. I found it to be an informative and enjoyable read and would recommend it as a central textbook both for synthetic chemists already involved in biotransformations as well as a good starting point for those who have yet to take the plunge."


Biotechnology Biotransformation Oxidation Pathogen biocatalysis chemistry enzymes organic chemistry preparation reaction

Authors and affiliations

  • Kurt Faber
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Organic & Bioorganic ChemistryUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20097-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18537-3
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