Presented at the 5th Leipziger Biotechnologie-Symposium, December 10–13, 1990.
Biotransformations of industrial use†
Article first published online: 2 FEB 2004
Copyright © 1991 Akademie-Verlag
Volume 11, Issue 6, pages 559–570, 1991
How to Cite
Kieslich, K. (1991), Biotransformations of industrial use. Acta Biotechnol., 11: 559–570. doi: 10.1002/abio.370110612
- Issue published online: 2 FEB 2004
- Article first published online: 2 FEB 2004
- Manuscript Received: 12 FEB 1991
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
- athe variety of enzymatical oxidative reactions used.
- bthe various structures of educts for aimed oxidative modifications and.
- cthe application in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries.