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Keywords:

  • amination;
  • asymmetric synthesis;
  • biocatalysis;
  • chirality;
  • enzyme catalysis
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Looking for favors: The thermodynamically favorable asymmetric amination of alkyl ketones was catalyzed by ω-transaminase with racemic arylalkylamines as an amine donor, thus affording enantiopure alkylamines and arylalkylamines of opposite chirality.