1. Biotechnology Tools for Green Synthesis: Enzymes, Metabolic Pathways, and their Improvement by Engineering

  1. Junhua (Alex) Tao2 and
  2. Romas Kazlauskas3
  1. Romas J. Kazlauskas3 and
  2. Byung-Gee Kim1

Published Online: 12 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118028308.ch1

Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development

Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development

How to Cite

Kazlauskas, R. J. and Kim, B.-G. (2011) Biotechnology Tools for Green Synthesis: Enzymes, Metabolic Pathways, and their Improvement by Engineering, in Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development (eds J. (. Tao and R. Kazlauskas), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118028308.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Sustainability, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China

  2. 3

    Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics and The Biotechnology Institute, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

  2. 3

    Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics and The Biotechnology Institute, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470437780

Online ISBN: 9781118028308

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Keywords:

  • biotechnology tools for green synthesis - enzymes, metabolic pathways and their improvement by engineering;
  • green chemistry, not a cleanup approach - but a prevention approach;
  • strategy, chosen to engineer enzyme - property engineered, information about enzymes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Natural Fit of Biocatalysis with Green Chemistry

  • Why Biocatalysts Need to be Engineered

  • Strategies to Engineer Enzymes

  • Engineering of Metabolic Pathways

  • Outlook

  • Acknowledgment

  • References