Modern Biocatalysis: Stereoselective and Environmentally Friendly Reactions / Edition 1

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This reference covers the wide and rapidly growing field of biocatalysis. It combines complementary expertise from such areas as microbiology, enzymology, molecular biology structural biology and organic chemistry, thus highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.
With its special focus on progress and new developments towards environmentally beneficial reactions with high levels of selectivity for the production of key compound classes, this book will enlighten both chemists and biologists as to the advances and opportunities existing in enzyme catalysis.

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?With its special focus on progress and new developments towardsenvironmentally beneficial reactions with high levels ofselectivity for the production of key compound classes, this bookwill enlighten both chemists and biologists as to the advances andopportunities existing in enzyme catalysis.? (Organic ChemistryPortal/ Organische-Chemie, 2009)

• Books of this type are highly valuable in that each chapter iswritten by an acknowledged expert in the field and hence the readeris directed to the key developments and seminal contributions inthe particular field.? (ChemBioChem , June 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527320714
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/24/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Wolf-Dieter Fessner obtained his PhD from the University ofFreiburg, following which he carried out postdoctoral research atHarvard University with George Whitesides and at the University ofSouthern California with George Olah. Since 1998 he has been FullProfessor of Organic Chemistry at the Technische UniversitätDarmstadt. His primary research interest is focused on thedevelopment of practical methods for enzymatic carbon-carbon bondformation and oligosaccharide synthesis, and on the interfacebetween chemical and biological catalysis.

Thorleif Anthonsen is Professor of Organic Chemistry at TheNorwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, in Trondheim.He has been a post doc/visiting scholar at Glasgow University, UK,at UCLA Los Angeles, with Donald Cram at MIT Cambridge, USA, withAlexander Klibanov and at Cytel Corporation, San Diego. He has ledthe biocatalysis group at NTNU whose research focused on synthesisof enantiopure compounds directed towards production of chiraldrugs. In 2001 he initiated COST action D25, Applied Biocatalysis,which he also chaired from beginning to end. Professor Anthonsen'sprimary research interests are natural product chemistry andbiocatalysis in organic chemistry.

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Table of Contents


List of Contributors.

1. Fluorescence Assays for Biotransformation (Jean-LouisReymond).

2. Immobilization as a Tool for Improving Enzymes (UlfHanefeld).

3. Continuous-flow Microchannel Reactors withSurface-Immobilized biocatalysts (Malene S. Thomsen and BerndNidetzky).

4. Activity and Stability of Proteases in Hydrophilic Solvents(Lars Haastrup Pedersen, Sinthuwat Ritthitham, and MortenKristensen).

5. Importance of Enzyme Formulation for the Activity andEnantioselectivity of Lipases in Organic Solvents (FrancescoSecundo).

6. Direct Esterification with Dry Mycelia of Molds: a (Stereo)selective, Mild and Efficient Method for Obtaining StructurallyDiverse Esters (Francesco Molinari, Diego Romano, RaffaellaGandolfi, Lucia Gardossi, Ulf Hanefeld, Attilio Converti andPatrizia Spizzo).

7. Factors Affecting Enantioselectivity: Allosteric Effects(Elisabeth Egholm Jacobsen and Thorlief Anthonsen).

8. Kinetic Resolution of Sec-alcohol in Non-conventional Media(Maja Habulin, Mateja Primozic and Zeljko Knez).

9. Strategies for the biocatalyst Lipophilization of PhenolicAntioxidants (Maria H. Katsoura, Eleni Theodosiou, HaralambosStamatis and Fragiskos N. Kolisis).

10. Biocatalysis Applied to the Synthesis of Nucleoside Analogs(Vincente Gotor).

11. Efficient Fructooligosaccharide Synthesis with aFructosyltransferase from Aspergillus aculeatus (Francisco J.Plou,Miguel Alcalde, Iraj Ghazi, Lucia Fernandez-Arrojo and AntonioBallesteros).

12. Hydantoin Racemase: the Key Enzyme for the Production ofOptically Pure x-Amino Acids (Francisco Javier Las Heras-Vazquez,Josefa Maria Clemente-Jimenez, Sergio Martinex-Rodriguez and FelipeRodriguez-Vico).

13. Chemo-enzymatic Deracemization Methods (Davide Tessaro,Gianluca Molla, Lorendano Pollegioni and Stefano Servi).

14. Nitrilases from Filamentous Fungi (Ludmila Martinkova,Vojtech Vejvoda, Ondrej Kaplan, Vladimir Kren, Karel Bezouska andMaria Cantarella).

15. Nitrilase- and Nitrile Hydratase-catalyzed EnantioselectivePreparation of Non-proteinogenic Amino Acids (Morbert Klempier andMargit Winkler).

16. Nitrilases in the Enantioselective Synthesis ofx-Hydroxycarboxylic Acids (Fred van Rantwijk, cesar Mateo, AndrzejChmura, Bruno C. M. Fernandes and Roger A. Sheldon).

17. UF-Membrane bioreactors for Kinetics Characterization ofNitrile Hydratase-Amidase-catalyzed reactions: a Short Survey(Maria Cantarella, Alberto Gallifuoco, Agata Spera, LauraCantarella, Ondrej Kaplan and Ludmila Martinkova).

18. Enzymes Catalyzing C-C bond Formation for the Synthesis ofMonosaccharide Analogs (Laurence Hecquet, Virgil Helaine, FranckCharmantray and Marielle Lemaire).

19. Novel Strategies in Aldolase-catalyzed Synthesis ofIminosugars (Pere Clapes, Georg A. Sprenger and Jesus Joglar).

20. Biocatalytic Asymmetric Oxidations with Oxygen (RolandWohlgemuth).

21. Second Generation Baeyer-Villiger Biocatalysts (VeroniqueAlphand, Marco W. Fraaije, Marko D. Mihovilovic and GianlucaOttolina).


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