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Applied Biotransformations in Green Solvents

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  • María J. Hernáiz Prof. Dr.,

    1. Grupo de Biotransformacione, Departamento de Química Orgánica y Farmacéutica, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Plaza Ramón y Cajal s/n, 28040, Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 913941820
    2. Servicio de Interacciones Moleculares, Parque Cientifico de Madrid, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Plaza Ramón y Cajal s/n, 28040, Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34)913941820
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  • Andrés R. Alcántara Prof. Dr.,

    1. Grupo de Biotransformacione, Departamento de Química Orgánica y Farmacéutica, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Plaza Ramón y Cajal s/n, 28040, Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 913941820
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  • José I. García Prof. Dr.,

    1. Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Aragón, Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, C/Pedro Carbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain)
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  • José V. Sinisterra Prof. Dr.

    1. Grupo de Biotransformacione, Departamento de Química Orgánica y Farmacéutica, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Plaza Ramón y Cajal s/n, 28040, Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 913941820
    2. Servicio de Biotransformaciones Industriales, Parque Científico de Madrid, C/Santiago Grisolía 2, 28760 Tres Cantos, Madrid (Spain)
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Abstract

The definite interest in implementing sustainable industrial technologies has impelled the use of biocatalysts (enzymes or cells), leading to high chemo-, regio- and stereoselectivities under mild conditions. As usual substrates are not soluble in water, the employ of organic solvents is mandatory. We will focus on different attempts to combine the valuable properties of green solvents with the advantages of using biocatalysts for developing cleaner synthetic processes.

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