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Current Organic Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1385-2728
ISSN (Online): 1875-5348

Biotechnological Transformations - The Future of the Organic Chemistry?

Author(s): Nathalie Berezina

Volume 18, Issue 24, 2014

Page: [3120 - 3130] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/138527281824150119095502

Price: $65


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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