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Recent applications of biocatalysis in developing green chemistry for chemical synthesis at the industrial scale

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Application of the twelve principles of green chemistry can deliver higher efficiency and reduce the environmental burden during chemical synthesis. As a result of recent advances in genomics, proteomics and pathway engineering, biocatalysis is emerging as one of the greenest technologies. Enzymes are highly efficient with excellent regioselectivity and stereoselectivity. By conducting reactions in water under ambient reaction conditions, both the use of organic solvents and energy input are minimized.

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Submitted
17 Oct 2007
Accepted
22 Nov 2007
First published
04 Dec 2007

Green Chem., 2008,10, 361-372
Article type
Critical Review

Recent applications of biocatalysis in developing green chemistry for chemical synthesis at the industrial scale

N. Ran, L. Zhao, Z. Chen and J. Tao, Green Chem., 2008, 10, 361
DOI: 10.1039/B716045C

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