Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
The method of resting cells has been of interest in the development of biocatalysts applied to organic reactions.This article deals with the use of resting cells of a thermophilic archaebacterium Sulfolobus solfataricus, in the asymmetric reduction of acyclic, cyclic, and aromatic ketones. The system allows the continuous regeneration of endogenous coenzyme with the coupled substrate approach. The results indicate that the direction of hydride attack was equatorial on the re face of the carbonyl group of substrates producing (S)-alcohols with a good optical yield. A convenient system for the reuse of resting cells has been set out to synthesize (S)-alcohols on a preparative scale.
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