Biotransformations represent a useful tool for the production of various chemical compounds because of their main advantages: attack of non-activated positions, regio, stereo and enantio-selectivity, and the mild reaction conditions.

Organic chemistry can use these advantages in various enzymatic type reactions.

One of the most interesting and promising groups of these biotransformations are the various oxidative reactions.

The following article intends to give a short insight in the present state of this part of the broad field of biotransformations.

Examples of technically interesting processes, preferably results of newer developments, should illustrate

  • a
    the variety of enzymatical oxidative reactions used.
  • b
    the various structures of educts for aimed oxidative modifications and.
  • c
    the application in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries.