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Themed collection Biocatalysis

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Editorial

Biocatalysis

Welcome to this themed issue of Catalysis Science & Technology entitled ‘Biocatalysis’.

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Different strategies to enhance the activity of lipase catalysts

This perspective presents the recent developments on active bio-catalyst preparation by the enzyme immobilization on nanomaterials and site-specific chemical modification.

Graphical abstract: Different strategies to enhance the activity of lipase catalysts
From the themed collection: Biocatalysis
Perspective

Exploiting duality in nature: industrial examples of enzymatic oxidation and reduction reactions

Enzymatic oxidation and reduction are already important reactions for the large scale production of interesting API intermediates.

Graphical abstract: Exploiting duality in nature: industrial examples of enzymatic oxidation and reduction reactions
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Biofilms and their engineered counterparts: A new generation of immobilised biocatalysts

The robust nature of biofilms makes them an attractive vehicle for protecting and immobilising enzymes for biotransformations. In this paper, we reflect upon recent advances in the use and generation of single species biofilms as biocatalysts to carry out industrially useful reactions.

Graphical abstract: Biofilms and their engineered counterparts: A new generation of immobilised biocatalysts
From the themed collection: Biocatalysis
Communication

Tuning lipase activity with perfluoro carboxylic acids as additives

Choosing the right additive for tuning lipase activity: perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) enhanced lipase activity by 260%, whereas perfluorosebasic acid (PFSA) negatively affected it.

Graphical abstract: Tuning lipase activity with perfluoro carboxylic acids as additives
From the themed collection: Biocatalysis
Communication

Reductive dehalogenation of β-haloacrylic ester derivatives mediated by ene-reductases

Reductive dehalogenation of β-haloacrylic esters catalysed by ene-reductases proceeded via bioreduction of the CC bond followed by non-enzymatic β-elimination of HX.

Graphical abstract: Reductive dehalogenation of β-haloacrylic ester derivatives mediated by ene-reductases
From the themed collection: Biocatalysis
Communication

Asymmetric, biocatalytic labeled compound synthesis using transaminases

The use of transaminases for the incorporation of deuterium and tritium in chiral amines.

Graphical abstract: Asymmetric, biocatalytic labeled compound synthesis using transaminases
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Porous cross linked enzyme aggregates (p-CLEAs) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae invertase

Porous CLEAs of invertase prepared with pore making agent starch showed improved mass transfer of sucrose compared to conventional CLEAs.

Graphical abstract: Porous cross linked enzyme aggregates (p-CLEAs) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae invertase
From the themed collection: Biocatalysis
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Multi-enzymatic cascade synthesis of D-fructose 6-phosphate and deoxy analogs as substrates for high-throughput aldolase screening

One-pot synthesis of sugar phosphates by artificial metabolisms, created in vitro by appropriate coupling of aldol, retro-aldol, and phosphorylation modules.

Graphical abstract: Multi-enzymatic cascade synthesis of d-fructose 6-phosphate and deoxy analogs as substrates for high-throughput aldolase screening
From the themed collection: Biocatalysis
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Cofactor promiscuity among F420-dependent reductases enables them to catalyse both oxidation and reduction of the same substrate

Some F420-dependent reductases that use F420H2 for an enoate reduction of aflatoxin can also use FMN to oxidise aflatoxin.

Graphical abstract: Cofactor promiscuity among F420-dependent reductases enables them to catalyse both oxidation and reduction of the same substrate
From the themed collection: Biocatalysis
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Enantiopure 3-methyl-3,4-dihydroisocoumarins and 3-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines via chemoenzymatic asymmetric transformations

A new divergent and asymmetric synthetic route has been developed for the production of enantiomerically pure isocoumarin and isoquinoline derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Enantiopure 3-methyl-3,4-dihydroisocoumarins and 3-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines via chemoenzymatic asymmetric transformations
From the themed collection: Biocatalysis
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Synergy between catalysts: enzymes and bases. DKR of non-natural amino acids derivatives

A double catalyst system for the dynamic kinetic resolution of amino acid thioesters in hydrolysis, transesterification or transamidation.

Graphical abstract: Synergy between catalysts: enzymes and bases. DKR of non-natural amino acids derivatives
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Stereoselective synthesis of bulky 1,2-diols with alcohol dehydrogenases

The potential of different alcohol dehydrogenases to reduce sterically demanding 2-hydroxy ketones towards chiral 1,2-diols with high stereoselectivity is shown.

Graphical abstract: Stereoselective synthesis of bulky 1,2-diols with alcohol dehydrogenases
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Mutational analysis of phenolic acid decarboxylase from Bacillus subtilis (BsPAD), which converts bio-derived phenolic acids to styrene derivatives

Mutational analysis, coupled with a complex structure, reveals catalytic roles for Tyr11 and Tyr13 in carboxylate recognition and for Arg41 in binding of the phenolic hydroxyl of the substrate.

Graphical abstract: Mutational analysis of phenolic acid decarboxylase from Bacillus subtilis (BsPAD), which converts bio-derived phenolic acids to styrene derivatives
From the themed collection: Biocatalysis
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Asymmetric reduction of a key intermediate of eslicarbazepine acetate using whole cell biotransformation in a biphasic medium

The reaction parameters such as pH, temperature, concentration and glucose addition were investigated for optimal output.

Graphical abstract: Asymmetric reduction of a key intermediate of eslicarbazepine acetate using whole cell biotransformation in a biphasic medium
From the themed collection: Biocatalysis
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This themed issue provides an overview of some of the challenges facing biocatalysis and biotechnology in meeting the demands of future chemical production.

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