The microbial production of epoxides

David J. Leak, Peter J. Aikens, Mahmoud Seyed-Mahmoudian

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Chiral compounds in which biological activity resides in only one of the enantiomers are, increasingly, being demanded in enantiomerically pure form. The use of biocatalysts for production of epoxides as chiral intermediates in the synthesis of these compounds has realistic commercial prospects, but also presents formidable technical problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-261
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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