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Enzymatic reductions for the chemist

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Abstract

When challenged by a difficult reduction reaction, a chemist should always also consider biocatalysis in synthesis planning. The inherent selectivity of enzymes has been known for many decades now and the practical applicability of biocatalysis has undergone dramatic improvements rendering it a true alternative to established chemocatalysis. In this contribution recent developments in the field of enzymatic reduction using whole cells and isolated enzymes are reviewed.

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2011, accepted on 17 May 2011 and first published on 14 Jul 2011


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C1GC15424A
Citation: Green Chem., 2011,13, 2285-2314
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    Enzymatic reductions for the chemist

    F. Hollmann, I. W. C. E. Arends and D. Holtmann, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 2285
    DOI: 10.1039/C1GC15424A

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