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Introduction to Biocatalysis Using Enzymes and Microorganisms - S. M. Roberts

Introduction to Biocatalysis Using Enzymes and Microorganisms

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521430708
Number Of Pages: 208

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This is an introductory text intended to give the newcomer to this area a comprehensive insight into the science of biotransformations. The book traces the history of biotransformations, clearly spells out the pros and cons of conducting enzyme-mediated versus whole-cell bioconversions, and gives a variety of examples wherein the bio-reaction is a key element in a reaction sequence leading from cheap starting materials to valuable end-products (such as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals, fragrances and flavors). The authors cover biotransformations involving the hydrolysis of esters, amides and nitriles, the synthesis of esters and amides, reduction and oxidation reactions and carbon-carbon bond-forming systems. The book finishes with a discussion of some industrially important large-scale bioconversions. The text will be suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in the areas of biochemistry, organic chemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, and industrial chemistry.

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' ... the book is well presented and has few errors. It is a readable and affordable introduction for those new to this area, particularly synthetic chemists, and would also be useful for an advanced undergraduate or a postgraduate course in the subject.' Chemistry in Britain

An historical introduction to biocatalysis using enzymes and microorganisms
The inter-relationship between enzymes and cells with particular reference to whole-cell biotransformations using bacteria and fungi
Useful intermediates and end-products obtained from whole-cell/enzyme catalysed hydrolysis and esterification reactions
Useful intermediates and end-products obtained from biocatalysed oxidation and reduction reactions
Useful intermediates and end-products obtained from biocatalysed carbon-carbon, carbon-oxygen, carbon-nitrogen, and carbon-chalcogen bond-forming reactions
The application of biocatalysis to the manufacture of fine chemicals
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ISBN: 9780521430708
ISBN-10: 0521430704
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 27th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 15.72  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.41