Introduction to Biocatalysis Using Enzymes and Microorganisms

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$114.00
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $30.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 78%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $30.00   
  • New (3) from $124.51   
  • Used (3) from $30.00   

Overview

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.

The application of biocatalysis to the manufacture of fine chemicals/the interrelationships between enzymes & cells/etc

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...I would recommend this as a good book to initiate researchers in the use of enzymes for obtaining organic compounds." Josep J. Centelles, The Biochemist

"...well written and well organized....A good introductory work that will be useful for scientists in many different fields." Choice

"...a comprehensive summary of numerous biological conversions including pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals, fragrances and flavors....well written and endowed with tables, figures and schemes....it could be a good textbook or backbone for a course in the developing field of biotransformations. This book deserves a place in the library of graduate and post-graduate levels as a valuable source of information on this vital area." Jean-Luc Berger, CSM Newsletter

"...a flexible and well-written book that is suitable as a supplement to existing course materials in biochemistry or organic chemistry....should also be valuable as the core of a free-standing course for undergraduates, and as an entry to the working chemist or biologist interested in exploring this area for the first time." Manuel A. Navia, Quarterly Review of Biology

"This book is clearly written and can be read from cover to cover in less than a day. It is suitable as supplementary reading for an upper-level undergraduate or beginning graduate class in methods of organic synthesis. It would also be useful as background reading for students pursuing independent study projects involving biocatalysis." Douglas C. Cameron, Journal of the American Chemical Society

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521430708
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
1 An historical introduction to biocatalysis using enzymes and micro-organisms 1
2 The interrelationships between enzymes and cells, with particular reference to whole-cell biotransformations using bacteria and fungi 34
3 Useful intermediates and end-products obtained from whole-cell
enzyme-catalysed hydrolysis and esterification reactions 80
4 Useful intermediates and end-products obtained from biocatalysed oxidation and reduction reactions 98
5 Useful intermediates and end-products obtained from biocatalysed carbon-carbon, carbon-oxygen, carbon-nitrogen and carbon-chalcogen bond-forming reactions 118
6 The application of biocatalysis to the manufacture of fine chemicals 140
Index 188
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)