TITLE

Alcohol and 1,2-Diol Dehydrogenases: Synthetic Use in the Preparation of Chiral Alcohols by Carbonyl Reduction

AUTHOR(S)
Sello, G.; Orsini, F.
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry;Feb2006, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Chiral alcohols are useful intermediates and auxiliaries in organic synthesis. Their preparation in enantiopure form is consequently of very high interest. Among the different enzymatic procedures, the use of dehydrogenase activities can be considered as the most attractive alternative. These enzymes can fruitfully work in inverse direction as enantioselective reducing agents. We will focus on the use of well-known alcohol dehydrogenases, describing their application in chiral alcohol preparation. A final discussion on the possibility of using these enzymes in either oxidative or reductive direction will be presented.
ACCESSION #
19533108

 

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