Combining bio- and chemo-catalysis: from enzymes to cells, from petroleum to biomass.

Abstract:

:In the future, biomass will continue to emerge as a viable source of chemicals. The development of new industries that utilize bio-renewables provides opportunities for innovation. For example, bio- and chemo-catalysts can be combined in 'one pot' to prepare chemicals of commercial value. This has been demonstrated using isolated enzymes and whole cells for a variety of chemical transformations. The one-pot approach has been successfully adopted to convert chemicals derived from biomass, and, in our opinion, it has an important role to play in the design of a more sustainable chemical industry. To implement new one-pot bio- and chemo-catalytic processes, issues of incompatibility must be overcome; the strategies for which are discussed in this opinion article.

journal_name

Trends Biotechnol

journal_title

Trends in biotechnology

authors

Marr AC,Liu S

doi

10.1016/j.tibtech.2011.01.005

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2011-05-01 00:00:00

pages

199-204

issue

5

eissn

0167-7799

issn

1879-3096

pii

S0167-7799(11)00015-1

journal_volume

29

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