Whereas the hydrolases such as proteases, esterases and lipases are sufficiently well researched to be applied in every standard laboratory, other types of enzymes are still waiting to be discovered with respect to their applicability in organic-chemistry transformations on a preparative scale. This latter point is stressed here, with the focus on the newcomer-enzymes'which show great synthetic potential.
Table of ContentsH. Ohta: Biocatalytic Asymmetric Decarboxylation.- D.V. Johnson, H. Griengl: Biocatalytic Applications of Hydroxynitrile.- A. J. Carnell: Stereoinversions Using Microbial Redox-Reactions.- W. Adam, M. Lazarus, C.R. Saha-Möller, O. Weichold, U. Hoch, D. Häring, P. Schreier: Biotransformations with Peroxidases.- S. Shimizu, M. Kataoka: Production of Chiral C3- and C4-Units by Microbial Enzymes.- J.V. Allen, S.M. Roberts, N.M. Williamson: Polyamino Acids as Man-Made Catalysts.- R.V.A. Orru, A. Archelas, R. Furstoss, K. Faber: Epoxide Hydrolases and Their Synthetic Applications.- R. Azerad: Microbial Models For Drug Metabolism.-