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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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Submitted
17 Apr 2011
Accepted
17 May 2011
First published
14 Jul 2011

Green Chem., 2011,13, 2285-2314
Article type
Critical Review

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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