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Trends in lipase-catalyzed asymmetric access to enantiomerically pure/enriched compounds


Ghanem, A, Trends in lipase-catalyzed asymmetric access to enantiomerically pure/enriched compounds, Tetrahedron, 63, (8) pp. 1721-1754. ISSN 0040-4020 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tet.2006.09.110


Over the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of publications in the field of lipase-catalyzed reactions performed in common organic solvents, ionic liquids or even non-conventional solvents. A fairly large percentage of these publications have emerged from organic chemists who have recognized the potential of biocatalysis as a viable and popular technique in organic synthesis. Considerable research has shown that reactions catalyzed by enzymes are more selective and efficiently performed than many of their analogues in the organic chemistry laboratory. This review article focuses on some of the recent developments in the rapidly growing field of lipase-catalyzed asymmetric access to enantiomerically pure/enriched compounds. The literature search is dated back to the last five years and covers some comprehensive examples.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Organic chemistry
Research Field:Organic green chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Ghanem, A (Dr Ashraf Ghanem)
ID Code:58323
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:277
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2009-09-25
Last Modified:2009-09-25

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