Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  9

Year :  2011

Pages :   1355-1360

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Biocatalysis: A Brief Review

Address:   Anna Pratima Nikalje*, Amogh C. Tathe and Mangesh S. Ghodke
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Y. B. Chavan College of Pharmacy, Dr. Rafiq Zakaria Campus, PB No.33, Rouza Bagh, Aurangabad. 431001. (MS), India.
*Corresponding Author

Bio catalysis underpins some of the oldest chemical transformations known to humans. Biocatalysis is the use of natural catalysts, such as protein enzymes to perform chemical transformations on organic compounds. Both enzymes that have been more or less isolated and enzymes still residing inside living cells are employed for this task. More than one hundred years ago, bio catalysis was employed to do chemical transformations on non-natural man-made organic compounds and the last 30 years have seen a substantial increase in the application of bio catalysis to produce fine chemicals, especially for the pharmaceutical industry. Here the author emphasizes on the various application of biocatalysts useful in the pharmaceutical industry.
Biocatalysis, Enzyme, Enzyme synthesis.
Anna Pratima Nikalje, Amogh C. Tathe, Mangesh S. Ghodke. Biocatalysis: A Brief Review. Asian J. Research Chem. 4(9): Sept, 2011; Page 1355-1360.
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