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Special Issue "Biocatalytic Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Josefina Aleu

Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Cádiz, Science Faculty, 11510 Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain
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Interests: Organic chemistry; enzymatic synthesis; biotransformations; bioactive molecules; secondary metabolism; marine fungi; phytopathogenic fungi

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biocatalysis, the application of enzymes as catalysts for chemical synthesis, has become an increasingly valuable tool for the synthetic chemist. Enzymatic transformations carried out by enzymes or whole-cell catalysts are used for the production of a wide variety of compounds, from bulk chemicals to fine ones. The primary consideration for the incorporation of a biotransformation in a synthetic sequence is the regio- and stereo-control that can be achieved with an enzyme-catalyzed reaction. Biotransformations are thus becoming accepted as a method for generating optically pure compounds, as well as for developing efficient routes to target compounds. This Special Issue aims to the main applications of biocatalysts, isolated enzymes, and whole microorganisms for the synthesis of bioactive compounds and their precursors.

Dr. Josefina Aleu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Biocatalysis
  • Biotransformations
  • Enzymatic synthesis
  • Bioactive compounds

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