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Synthesis of macromolecular systems via lipase catalyzed biocatalytic reactions: applications and future perspectives

Kumar, Amit, Khan, Abdullah, Malhotra, Shashwat, Mosurkal, Ravi, Dhawan, Ashish, Pandey, Mukesh K., Singh, Brajendra K., Kumar, Rajesh, Prasad, Ashok K., Sharma, Sunil K., Samuelson, Lynne A., Cholli, Ashok L., Len, Christophe, Richards, Nigel G.J., Kumar, Jayant, Haag, Rainer, Watterson, Arthur C. and Parmar, Virinder S. 2016. Synthesis of macromolecular systems via lipase catalyzed biocatalytic reactions: applications and future perspectives. Chemical Society Reviews 45 (24) , pp. 6855-6887. 10.1039/C6CS00147E

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Abstract

Enzymes, being remarkable catalysts, are capable of accepting a wide range of complex molecules as substrates and catalyze a variety of reactions with a high degree of chemo-, stereo- and regioselectivity in most of the reactions. Biocatalysis can be used in both simple and complex chemical transformations without the need for tedious protection and deprotection chemistry that is very common in traditional organic synthesis. This current review highlights the applicability of one class of biocatalysts viz. ‘‘lipases’’ in synthetic transformations, the resolution of pharmaceutically important small molecules including polyphenols, amides, nucleosides and their precursors, the development of macromolecular systems (and their applications as drug/gene carriers), flame retardants, polymeric antioxidants and nanocrystalline solar cells, etc.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 0306-0012
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 February 2017
Date of Acceptance: 27 October 2016
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2017 21:04
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/98208

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