Special Issue "Biocatalysis-Biotransformations in Organic Synthesis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ioulia Smonou Website E-Mail
Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Campus Voutes-Heraklion, 71003 Crete, Greece
Interests: biocatalysis; asymmetric synthesis of high-value compounds using biocatalytic methods; applied Biocatalysis; redox enzymes and their applications towards the synthesis of useful chiral intermediates; green chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biocatalysis has long been known as a green technology, capable of delivering highly stereo-, chemo-, and regioselective transformations that can sometimes allow the number of steps in a synthetic route to be reduced. The contributions of biocatalysis and biotransformations in organic synthesis are of increasing importance and reflect the emerging challenge for the academic community and the chemical industry as they move towards green and sustainable chemistry. The modern demands for environmentally friendly processes during the production of useful compounds are satisfied by the application of biocatalytic transformations on the most important reaction steps of the synthetic protocol. Biotransformations offer a great opportunity for their applications in cascade one-pot processes.

This Special Issue on “Biocatalysis and Biotransformations in Organic Synthesis” will offer an attractive forum to present recent advances in biocatalysis research, from development of biocatalysts and enzyme discovery to enzyme immobilization, development of new (chemo)enzymatic cascades, and novel classes of artificial enzymes and their applications in organic synthesis. I strongly encourage authors to submit papers for this Special Issue on “Biocatalysis and Biotransformations in Organic Synthesis”, within the scope of Catalysts.

Dr. Ioulia Smonou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Biocatalysis
  • Enzymatic reactions
  • Biotransformations
  • Multistep enzymatic transformations
  • Chemoenzymatic synthesis
  • Synthetic bioorganic chemistry
  • Sustainable chemistry
  • Novel biocatalytic processes
  • Immobilized biocatalysts.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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