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Future Directions in Biocatalysis - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444637437, 9780444637505

Future Directions in Biocatalysis

2nd Edition

Editor: Tomoko Matsuda
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444637437
eBook ISBN: 9780444637505
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 11th August 2017
Page Count: 460
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Future Directions in Biocatalysis, Second Edition, presents the future direction and latest research on how to utilize enzymes, i.e., natural catalysts, to make medicines and other necessities for humans. It emphasizes the most important and unique research on biocatalysis instead of simply detailing the ABC’s on the topic.

This book is an indispensable tool for new researchers in the field to help identify specific needs, start new projects that address current environmental concerns, and develop techniques based on green technology. It provides invaluable hints and clues for conducting new research on enzymes, with final sections outlining future directions in biocatalysis further expanding the science into new applications.

Key Features

  • Gives future directions in the area of biocatalysis research
  • Presents research topics based on their uniqueness, originality, and novelty
  • Includes many explanatory figures to demonstrate concepts to both organic chemists and biochemists
  • Shows that there is no boundary between organic chemistry and biochemistry


University and industry researchers with their specialties in synthetic organic chemistry, biocatalysis, or enzymology: chemists and chemical engineers, biochemists, researchers in chemical and pharmaceutical industries, plus as a reference book for graduate courses in bioorganic engineering and bioengineering

Table of Contents

Green chemistry related topics

1. Biotransformation Using Liquid or Supercritical CO2

  Tomoko Matsuda and Hai Nam Hoang

2. Biotransformation in Ionic Liquid

  Toshiyuki Itoh

3. Photobiocatalysis

  Rio Yamanaka and Kaoru Nakamura

Interesting enzymes and reactions

4. Alcohol Dehydrogenase, Olefin Reduction, Non-Heme Iron Enzymes

  Jon Stewart

5. Imine Reductase

  Koichi Mitsukura

6. Developments in Flavoenzyme Discovery

  Marco Fraaije

7. Carboxylation

  Kohtaro Kirimura

8. Luciferase as biocatalysts

  Dai-ichiro Kato

9. Enzymes in Aldoxime-Nitrile Pathway: Versatile Tools in Biocatalysis

  Yasuhisa Asano

Synthetic applications

10. Chiral Heteroatom Containing Compounds

  Piotr Kiełbasinìski

11. Synthesis of Boron Related Compounds for Medicinal Application Using Lipase

  Shuichi Mori

12. Synthesis of Fluorinated Compounds Using Lipase

  Yumiko Takagi

13. Site-selective lipase-catalyzed acylation and deacylation in the synthesis of valuable carbohydrates and flavonoids from naturally abundant starting materials

  Takeshi Sugai

14. Synthesis of Biologically Active Compounds Using Biocatalysis

  Takashi Kitayama

15. Synthesis of Fragrance Using Lipase

  Masashi Kawasaki

16. Dynamic Kinetic Resolution

  Shuji Akai

17. Industrial Biocatalysis

  Yoshihiko Hirose

Indispensable discipline for the biocatalysis development

18. Metagenomics for Improved Biocatalysis

  Nobuya Itoh

19. Modeling Biocatalysts

  Daron Standley

20. X-Ray Crystallographic Structure Determination

  Toshiya Senda and Miki Senda


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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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