In Future Directions in Biocatalysis the important topics within biocatalysis and enzymatic catalysis for organic synthesis are described for both experts and non-experts. This books focuses particularly on reactions under development at present and on future advances in the field.
Consisting of four sections, this book examines enzymatic reactions under unusual conditions, unique biocatalytic reactions, synthesis of valuable compounds using biocatalysis and the latest molecular biology methods for biocatalysis. Each chapter deals with a specific theme and includes a summary of each area as well as the present state and future direction of research.
- Describes methods for solving environmental issues through biocatalysis
- Presents the integrated fields of biochemistry and organic chemistry
- Unique research topics with high originality
Professors, post-doc and graduate students, researchers and consultants in industry
Novel Reaction Conditions for Biotransformation
- Biotransformation in ionic liquid (Toshiyuki Itoh).
- Temperature Control of the Enantioselectivity in the Lipase-catalyzed Resolutions (Takashi Sakai).
- Future Directions in Photosynthetic Organisms-catalyzed Reactions (Kaoru Nakamura).
- Catalysis by Enzyme-Metal Combinations (Mahn-Joo Kim et al.).
Uncommon Kind of Biocatalytic Reaction
- Biological Kolbe-Schmitt Carboxylation of Possible use of enzymes for the direct carboxylation of organic substrates (Toyokazu Yoshida, Toru Nagasawa).
- Discovery, redesign and applications of Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases (D.E. Torres Pazmiño, M.W. Fraaije).
- Enzymes in aldoxime-nitrile pathway: versatile tools in biocatalysis (Yasuhisa Asano).
- Addition of Hydrocyanic Acid to Carbonyl Compounds (Franz Effenberger et al.).
Novel Compound Synthesized by Biotransformation
- Chiral Heteroatom-Containing Compounds (P. Kie&lslash;basiński, M. Miko&lslash;ajczyk).
- Enzymatic Polymerization (Hiroshi Uyama).
- Synthesis of Naturally Occurring &bgr;-D-Glucopyranosides Based on Enzymatic &bgr;-Glucosidation using &bgr;-Glucosidase from Almond (Hiroyuki Akita).
Use of Molecular Biology Technique to Find Novel Biocatalyst
- Future Directions in Alcohol Dehydrogenase-Catalyzed Reactions (J.D. Stewart).
- Enzymatic Decarboxylation of Synthetic Compounds (K. Miyamoto, Hiromichi Ohta).
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Tomoko Matsuda (Professor, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, J3-5 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, JAPAN 226-8501)
Prof T Matsuda research has been focused on the organic synthesis with enzymes, biocatalysis, for 20 years. Particularly, the study of enzymatic reactions in a non-aqueous solvent. Supercritical and liquid carbon dioxide have been used as a solvent and reactant of the enzymatic reaction to develop environmentally friendly organic synthetic methods. His group has achieved the waste-minimization in large-scale production of chiral compounds with a flow system using liquid carbon dioxide as a solvent and an immobilized lipase as a catalyst. He has published more than 65 articles in international journals and has an H-index of 25.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Bioengineering, Yokohama, Japan