Future Directions in Biocatalysis

Future Directions in Biocatalysis

1st Edition - June 19, 2007

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  • Editor: Tomoko Matsuda
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080545264

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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.

Key Features

* 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

Table of Contents

  • Novel Reaction Conditions for Biotransformation
    1. Biotransformation in ionic liquid (Toshiyuki Itoh).

    2. Temperature Control of the Enantioselectivity in the Lipase-catalyzed Resolutions (Takashi Sakai).

    3. Future Directions in Photosynthetic Organisms-catalyzed Reactions (Kaoru Nakamura).

    4. Catalysis by Enzyme-Metal Combinations (Mahn-Joo Kim et al.).

    Uncommon Kind of Biocatalytic Reaction
    5. Biological Kolbe-Schmitt Carboxylation of Possible use of enzymes for the direct carboxylation of organic substrates (Toyokazu Yoshida, Toru Nagasawa).

    6. Discovery, redesign and applications of Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases (D.E. Torres Pazmiño, M.W. Fraaije).

    7. Enzymes in aldoxime-nitrile pathway: versatile tools in biocatalysis (Yasuhisa Asano).

    8. Addition of Hydrocyanic Acid to Carbonyl Compounds (Franz Effenberger et al.).

    Novel Compound Synthesized by Biotransformation
    9. Chiral Heteroatom-Containing Compounds (P. Kie&lslash;basiński, M. Miko&lslash;ajczyk).

    10. Enzymatic Polymerization (Hiroshi Uyama).

    11. 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
    12. Future Directions in Alcohol Dehydrogenase-Catalyzed Reactions (J.D. Stewart).

    13. Enzymatic Decarboxylation of Synthetic Compounds
    (K. Miyamoto, Hiromichi Ohta).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 364
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: June 19, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080545264

About the Editor

Tomoko Matsuda

Tomoko Matsuda is an Associate Professor at the School of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology. For 20 years, her research has been focused on the organic synthesis with enzymes, biocatalysis, and particularly the study of enzymatic reactions in a non-aqueous solvent. Her group has achieved the waste-minimization in large-scale production of chiral compounds with a flow system using liquid and supercritical carbon dioxide as a solvent and an immobilized lipase as a catalyst.

Affiliations and Expertise

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Bioengineering, Yokohama, Japan

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