Special Issue "Biocatalysis and Biotransformations in Organic Synthesis"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2012)
Dr. Ioulia Smonou
Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Campus Voutes-Heraklion, 71003 Crete, Greece
Interests: biocatalysis-biotransformations in organic synthesis; asymmetric synthesis of bioactive compounds using biocatalytic methods; applied biocatalysis; mechanisms of organic reactions
The contribution of Biocatalysis and Biotransformations in Organic Synthesis (BBOS) is of increasing importance and reflects the emerging challenge of the academic community and the chemical industry towards green chemistry. The design and development of more efficient synthetic processes is one of the major goals of green chemistry. Moreover, the integration of biocatalysis into chemical processes and the innovative potential of biotransformations in the promotion of the multistep catalytic concept, can contribute to the significantly improved process economy by avoiding time-, effort-, and solvent intensive steps. This innovative methodology offers great applications on Sustainable Chemistry.
This Special Issue on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations in Organic Synthesis will offer an attractive forum to present the synthetic potential of biocatalysis. I strongly encourage authors to submit papers for this Special Issue on BBOS, within the scope of Molecules. I hope that the topics covered will reflect the potential and the excitement of BBOS in the chemical community.
- Enzymatic reactions
- Chemoenzymatic synthesis
- Enantioselective synthesis
- Cascade chemoenzymatic processes
- Multi-step one-pot processes
- New biocatalytic processes
- Sustainable Chemistry
- Multistep enzymatic transformations
Molecules 2012, 17(12), 13813-13824; doi:10.3390/molecules171213813
Received: 17 September 2012; in revised form: 15 November 2012 / Accepted: 16 November 2012 / Published: 22 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (209 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Sol-gel Entrapped Candida antarctica lipase B — A Biocatalyst with Excellent Stability for Kinetic Resolution of Secondary Alcohols
Molecules 2012, 17(11), 13045-13061; doi:10.3390/molecules171113045
Received: 26 September 2012; in revised form: 15 October 2012 / Accepted: 30 October 2012 / Published: 2 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1054 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Syntheses of Enantiopure Aliphatic Secondary Alcohols and Acetates by Bioresolution with Lipase B from Candida antarctica
Molecules 2012, 17(8), 8955-8967; doi:10.3390/molecules17088955
Received: 24 April 2012; in revised form: 27 June 2012 / Accepted: 3 July 2012 / Published: 26 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (822 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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