The enzyme transketolase is a potentially useful catalyst for asymmetric carbon–carbon bond formation. Given the importance of this reaction in organic synthesis, it is not surprising that in recent years there has been particular interest in transketolase. In this review, we describe the background to the reaction, mechanistic and structural information, application in synthesis, and the requirements for larger scale application and implementation.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology: Bioprocess, Bioseparation and Cell Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Pentose phosphate pathway
- Organic synthesis