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Topics in Applied Chemistry

Biocatalysts for Industry

Editors: Dordick, Jonathan S. (Ed.)

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The application of enzymes or whole cells (fermentatively active or resting; microbial, plant, or animal) to carry out selective transformations of commercial importance is the central theme of industrial biocatalysis. Traditionally, biocatalysis has been in the domain of the life scientist or biochemical engineer. However, recent advances in this field have enabled biocatalytic processes to compete head on with, and in some cases out­ perform, conventional chemical processing. Chemo-biocatalytic systems are being developed thereby combining the most attractive features of bio­ catalysts, namely high specificity, with those of chemical catalysts, such as high reactivities and wide substrate specificities. Hence, synthetic chemists and chemical engineers are now beginning to use biocatalysts as highly selective reagents in chemical synthesis and processing. This book is about biocatalysts and their past, present, and potential applications in the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. The con­ cept of the book did not emanate from a meeting. Rather, it is a compila­ tion of selected examples where biocatalysis either has already made a significant impact in the aforementioned industries, or has the potential to make a substantial contribution. I have been fortunate to have assembled contributions from world-class researchers in the field of biocatalysis. Their timely contributions are sincerely appreciated.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Industrial Biocatalysis

    Pages 3-19

    Dordick, Jonathan S.

  • Historical Perspective on the Industrial Uses of Biocatalysts

    Pages 21-33

    Neidleman, S. L.

  • Enzymatic Depolymerization of Starch

    Pages 37-62

    Nikolov, Zivko L. (et al.)

  • Biocatalysis in the Production of Carbohydrates for Food Uses

    Pages 63-82

    Hacking, Andrew J.

  • Biocatalysts for the Synthesis and Modification of Biopolymers

    Pages 83-112

    Linhardt, Robert J. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biocatalysts for Industry
Editors
  • Jonathan S. Dordick
Series Title
Topics in Applied Chemistry
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-4597-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-4597-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-43652-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3216-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 330
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