Pharmaceutical Industry: Biocatalysts and Chemocatalysts
Published Online: 15 AUG 2008
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology
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Ager, D. J. and May, O. 2008. Pharmaceutical Industry: Biocatalysts and Chemocatalysts. Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology. 1–15.
- Published Online: 15 AUG 2008
Catalytic reactions provide the opportunity to perform more environmentally friendly reactions. As the pharmaceutical industry produces a large amount of waste for a relatively small amount of drug product manufactured, the use of catalytic reactions is becoming more important. Catalysts can be biological or chemical in nature and can be used to effect a wide variety of transformations.