Christiane Wuensch, Horst Lechner, Dr. Silvia M. Glueck, Prof. Dr. Klaus Zangger, Dr. Mélanie Hall and Prof. Dr. Kurt Faber Asymmetric Biocatalytic Cannizzaro-Type Reaction ChemCatChem 5
Blowing out of disproportion: Alcohol dehydrogenases were found to catalyze a bio-Cannizzaro-type reaction. The disproportionation of various aldehydes into their corresponding alcohols and carboxylic acids was achieved in a redox-neutral process. The asymmetric variant proceeded with high stereoselectivities.
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