Whole-Cell Biocatalyst for Chemoenzymatic Total Synthesis of Rivastigmine
AbstractBiocatalytic processes are increasingly playing a key role in the development of sustainable asymmetric syntheses, which are central to pharmaceutical companies for the production of chiral enantiopure drugs. This work describes a simple and economically viable chemoenzymatic process for the production of (S)-rivastigmine, which is an important drug for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. The described protocol involves the R-regioselective bioreduction of an aromatic ketone by Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 20016 whole cells in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) (37 °C, 24 h) as a key step. Biocatalytic performance of baker’s yeast whole cells in water and in aqueous eutectic mixtures have been evaluated and discussed as well. The route is scalable, environmentally friendly, and the target drug is obtained via four steps in overall 78% yield and 98% ee. View Full-Text
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Vitale, P.; Perna, F.M.; Agrimi, G.; Pisano, I.; Mirizzi, F.; Capobianco, R.V.; Capriati, V. Whole-Cell Biocatalyst for Chemoenzymatic Total Synthesis of Rivastigmine. Catalysts 2018, 8, 55.
Vitale P, Perna FM, Agrimi G, Pisano I, Mirizzi F, Capobianco RV, Capriati V. Whole-Cell Biocatalyst for Chemoenzymatic Total Synthesis of Rivastigmine. Catalysts. 2018; 8(2):55.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vitale, Paola; Perna, Filippo M.; Agrimi, Gennaro; Pisano, Isabella; Mirizzi, Francesco; Capobianco, Roberto V.; Capriati, Vito. 2018. "Whole-Cell Biocatalyst for Chemoenzymatic Total Synthesis of Rivastigmine." Catalysts 8, no. 2: 55.