6. Hydrolase-Mediated Oxidations

  1. Daniela Gamenara1,
  2. Gustavo A. Seoane1,
  3. Patricia Saenz-Méndez2 and
  4. Pablo Domínguez de María3

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118409343.ch6

Redox Biocatalysis: Fundamentals and Applications

Redox Biocatalysis: Fundamentals and Applications

How to Cite

Gamenara, D., Seoane, G. A., Saenz-Méndez, P. and de María, P. D. (2012) Hydrolase-Mediated Oxidations, in Redox Biocatalysis: Fundamentals and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118409343.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Organic Chemistry Department, Facultad de Química, UdelaR, Montevideo, Uruguay

  2. 2

    Computational Chemistry and Biology Group, DETEMA and Organic Chemistry Department Facultad de Química, UdelaR Montevideo, Uruguay

  3. 3

    Institut für Technische und Madromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University Aachen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 12 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874202

Online ISBN: 9781118409343



  • hydrolase-mediated oxidations;
  • biocatalytic promiscuity, levels depending on performance;
  • hydrolases, some forming peracids using carboxylic acids;
  • lipase-mediated oxidations, Prileshajev and Baeyer–Villiger;
  • reaction pathways and lipase-catalyzed, of trimethylsilyl ethers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Hydrolase Promiscuity and in situ Peracid Formation. Perhydrolases vs. Hydrolases. Other Promiscuous Hydrolase-Mediated Oxidations

  • Hydrolase-Mediated Bulk Oxidations in Aqueous Media (e.g., Bleaching, Disinfection, etc.)

  • Lipase-Mediated Oxidations: Prileshajev Epoxidations and Baeyer–Villiger Reactions

  • Hydrolase-Mediated Oxidation and Processing of Lignocellulosic Materials

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References