4. Reaction Efficiencies and Green Chemistry Metrics of Biotransformations

  1. Junhua (Alex) Tao2 and
  2. Romas Kazlauskas3
  1. Roger A. Sheldon

Published Online: 12 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118028308.ch4

Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development

Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development

How to Cite

Sheldon, R. A. (2011) Reaction Efficiencies and Green Chemistry Metrics of Biotransformations, 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.ch4

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. Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

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:

  • reaction efficiencies, and green chemistry metrics of biotransformations;
  • “Green Chemistry,” sustainability - an ultimate common goal and green chemistry, a means to achieve it;
  • role of catalysis and alternative reaction media - in waste minimization, environmental impact of waste

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Reaction Efficiency and Selectivity in Organic Synthesis

  • Green Chemistry and Sustainability

  • The Metrics of Green Chemistry: Atom Economy and the Environmental Factor

  • The Nature of the Waste

  • The Role of Catalysis and Alternative Reaction Media in Waste Minimization

  • Biocatalysis and Green Chemistry

  • Green Metrics of Biotransformations

  • Case Studies of Enzymatic Versus Classical Chemical Processes

  • Conclusions and Prospects

  • References