An Introduction to Biotransformations in Organic Chemistry (Biochemical and Medicinal Chemistry Series)

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Biotransformations utilize biological systems to carry out chemical transformations. The use of both isolated enzymes and whole organisms in biotransformations is considered . Such processes are playing an increasingly important role in both the research laboratory and in industry because biotransformations occur under mild, 'environmentally friendly' conditions and they have a selectivity which often differs from that encountered with syntheses using traditional laboratory reagents.This accessible introduction to this growing field provides an up-to-date account of those situations in which biotransformations may present viable alternatives to purely chemical synthetic routes or be used in a complimentary manner to chemical reagents in a multi-step organic synthesis. Dr Hanson's concise introduction to this burgeoning field covers, in addition to enzymatic and microbial methods, the biotransformation of drugs in humans. It is suitable as a course text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry and the biomedical sciences. No previous knowledge of biotransformations is assumed.

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Dr J. R. Hanson, School of Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QJ tel: 01273 673130 / 673170; fax: 01273 677196; email: J.R.Hanson@sussex.ac.uk

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