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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

Version of Record online: 12 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201300028

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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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