This book describes a wide range of exciting biocatalytic reactions illustrating the advantages of organic solvents over water as reaction medium. Besides these examples, it also covers fundamental studies on the effects of organic solvents on the structure, stability and viability of biocatalysts. One of the main objectives of the European Federation of Biotechnology Working Party on Applied Biocatalysis is to stimulate interest and activity in new areas of biocatalysis that are of relevance to industry. In April 1985, a successful symposium on ``Biocatalysts in Organic Syntheses'' was organised, at which it was proposed to hold a further symposium on ``Biocatalysis in Organic Media'' to discuss in more detail one particularly exciting aspect of biocatalysis. For the first time, over 200 organic chemists and biotechnologists came together at this symposium of almost sixty oral and poster presentations on biocatalysts in organic media. This allowed detailed consideration of the behaviour of biocatalysts in the presence of water-miscible and water-immiscible organic solvents, in reversed micelles and in reactions with low water activity.
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Book Description Elsevier Science Ltd, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 444427856