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The Versatile Applications of DES and Their Influence on Oxidoreductase-Mediated Transformations

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Biochemistry and Immunology Laboratory, Mohammed V University, Faculty of Sciences, BP 1014, Avenue Ibn Batouta Agdal, Rabat 10090, Morocco
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Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Department, University of Oviedo, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
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Molecules 2019, 24(11), 2190; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24112190
Received: 15 May 2019 / Revised: 4 June 2019 / Accepted: 5 June 2019 / Published: 11 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biocatalysis in Organic Synthesis)
In the last decade, new types of solvents called deep eutectic solvents (DES) have been synthesized and commercialized. Among their main advantages, they can be eco-friendly and are easy to synthesize at different molar ratios depending on the desired solvent properties. This review aims to show the different uses of DES in some relevant biocatalytic redox reactions. Here we analyze oxidoreductase-mediated transformations that are performed in the presence of DES and compare them with the ones that avoided those solvents. DES were found to present advantages such as the increase in the product yield and enantiomeric excess in many reactions. View Full-Text
Keywords: deep eutectic solvents; biocatalysis; oxidoreductases; asymmetric synthesis deep eutectic solvents; biocatalysis; oxidoreductases; asymmetric synthesis
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Ibn Majdoub Hassani, F.Z.; Amzazi, S.; Lavandera, I. The Versatile Applications of DES and Their Influence on Oxidoreductase-Mediated Transformations. Molecules 2019, 24, 2190.

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