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Editor: Michael Rowan; Editorial Board Chairs: Uwe Bornscheuer, Luis A. Oro, Bert Weckhuysen

Impact Factor: 4.724

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 29/144 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1867-3899

Associated Title(s): Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemBioChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemSusChem

6_04c/2014Inside Back Cover: Development of an R-Selective Amine Oxidase with Broad Substrate Specificity and High Enantioselectivity (ChemCatChem 4/2014)

Mirror mirror on the wallAfter several years of “reflection” on the use of S-selective monoamine oxidase ((S)-MAO-N) for the deracemization of amines, an R-selective biocatalyst has now been developed. In their Full Paper on p. 996 ff., R. S. Heath et al. describe how 6-hydroxy-d-nicotine oxidase ((R)-6-HDNO) provides a method for preparing the mirror image S enantiomers and thereby constitutes a perfect enantiocomplementary enzyme to (S)-MAO-N.

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