Dr. Anthony J. Kirby
The enzyme, the reaction mechanism, or substrate binding can be the basis for enzyme mimics. Together with a short overview of the approaches employed for enzyme imitation, in particular the results of two recent important papers on this topic are discussed: the “pepzymes” of Atassi and Manshouri and the “micelle procedure” of Menger and Fei (see also Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.1994, 106, 346).