In this critical overview of what kind of organic chemistry is currently performed by biotechnology, the examples
of the production of high added value molecules for pharmaceutical industry, of biomaterials and their modification
as well as of commodities are discussed. The major strengths as well as weaknesses of this kind of approach in comparison
to current organic chemistry achievements are discussed. The prospects of future development and collaborative approach
between pure organic synthesis and biotechnological transformations are also developed.
Keywords: Biocatalysis, biomaterial, biotransfomation, chirality, commodities, enantiomer, enzyme, monomer, polymer.
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