Introduction to Biocatalysis Using Enzymes and Microorganisms

Introduction to Biocatalysis Using Enzymes and Microorganisms

by S. M. Roberts, Nicholas J. Turner, Andrew J. Willetts, Michael K. Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521430704

ISBN-13: 9780521430708

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is an introductory text intended to give the non-specialist a comprehensive insight into the science of biotransformations. The book traces the history of biotransformations, clearly spells out the pros and cons of conducting enzyme-mediated versus whole-cell bioconversions, and gives a variety of examples wherein the bio-reaction is a key element in a reaction…  See more details below

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This is an introductory text intended to give the non-specialist a comprehensive insight into the science of biotransformations. The book traces the history of biotransformations, clearly spells out the pros and cons of conducting enzyme-mediated versus whole-cell bioconversions, and gives a variety of examples wherein the bio-reaction is a key element in a reaction sequence leading from the cheap starting materials to valuable end-products (such as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals, fragrances and flavours). Biotransformations involving the hydrolysis of esters, amides, and nitriles, the synthesis of esters and amides, reduction and oxidation reactions, and carbon-carbon bond-forming systems are discussed. The book finishes with a discussion of some industrially important large-scale bioconversions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521430708
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
1An historical introduction to biocatalysis using enzymes and micro-organisms1
2The interrelationships between enzymes and cells, with particular reference to whole-cell biotransformations using bacteria and fungi34
3Useful intermediates and end-products obtained from whole-cell
enzyme-catalysed hydrolysis and esterification reactions80
4Useful intermediates and end-products obtained from biocatalysed oxidation and reduction reactions98
5Useful intermediates and end-products obtained from biocatalysed carbon-carbon, carbon-oxygen, carbon-nitrogen and carbon-chalcogen bond-forming reactions118
6The application of biocatalysis to the manufacture of fine chemicals140
Index188

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