Whole Cells as Biocatalysts in Organic Transformations
AbstractCurrently, the power and usefulness of biocatalysis in organic synthesis is undeniable, mainly due to the very high enantiomeric excess reached using enzymes, in an attempt to emulate natural processes. However, the use of isolated enzymes has some significant drawbacks, the most important of which is cost. The use of whole cells has emerged as a useful strategy with several advantages over isolated enzymes; for this reason, modern research in this field is increasing, and various reports have been published recently. This review surveys the most recent developments in the enantioselective reduction of carbon-carbon double bonds and prochiral ketones and the oxidation of prochiral sulfides using whole cells as biocatalytic systems. View Full-Text
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Garzón-Posse, F.; Becerra-Figueroa, L.; Hernández-Arias, J.; Gamba-Sánchez, D. Whole Cells as Biocatalysts in Organic Transformations. Molecules 2018, 23, 1265.
Garzón-Posse F, Becerra-Figueroa L, Hernández-Arias J, Gamba-Sánchez D. Whole Cells as Biocatalysts in Organic Transformations. Molecules. 2018; 23(6):1265.Chicago/Turabian Style
Garzón-Posse, Fabián; Becerra-Figueroa, Liliana; Hernández-Arias, José; Gamba-Sánchez, Diego. 2018. "Whole Cells as Biocatalysts in Organic Transformations." Molecules 23, no. 6: 1265.
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