Biocatalysts for Industry by Jonathan S. Dordick (auth.), Jonathan S. Dordick (eds.)

By Jonathan S. Dordick (auth.), Jonathan S. Dordick (eds.)

The program of enzymes or complete cells (fermentatively lively or resting; microbial, plant, or animal) to hold out selective changes of industrial value is the primary topic of business biocatalysis. usually, biocatalysis has been within the area of the existence scientist or biochemical engineer. besides the fact that, contemporary advances during this box have enabled biocatalytic methods to compete head on with, and from time to time out­ practice, traditional chemical processing. Chemo-biocatalytic structures are being built thereby combining the main beautiful gains of bio­ catalysts, particularly excessive specificity, with these of chemical catalysts, corresponding to excessive reactivities and broad substrate specificities. for that reason, artificial chemists and chemical engineers are actually commencing to use biocatalysts as hugely selective reagents in chemical synthesis and processing. This e-book is set biocatalysts and their earlier, current, and capability functions within the meals, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. The con­ cept of the booklet didn't emanate from a gathering. quite, it's a compila­ tion of chosen examples the place biocatalysis both has already made an important effect within the aforementioned industries, or has the capability to make a considerable contribution. i've been lucky to have assembled contributions from world-class researchers within the box of biocatalysis. Their well timed contributions are clearly appreciated.

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