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Asymmetric synthesis of tert-butyl (3R,5S)-6-chloro-3,5-dihydroxyhexanoate using a self-sufficient biocatalyst based on carbonyl reductase and cofactor co-immobilization

  • Xiao-Jian Zhang
  • Wen-Zhong Wang
  • Rong Zhou
  • Zhi-Qiang LiuEmail author
  • Yu-Guo Zheng
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Abstract

tert-Butyl (3R,5S)-6-chloro-3,5-dihydroxyhexanoate [(3R,5S)-CDHH] is the key chiral intermediate to synthesize the side chain of the lipid-lowering drug rosuvastatin. Carbonyl reductases showed excellent activity for the biosynthesis of (3R,5S)-CDHH. The requirement of cofactor NADH/NADPH leads to high cost for the industrial application of carbonyl reductases. In this study, a self-sufficient biocatalyst based on carbonyl reductase and NADP+ co-immobilization strategy was developed on an amino resin carrier LX-1000HAA (SCR-NADP+@LX-1000HAA). The self-sufficient biocatalyst achieved in situ cofactor regeneration and showed the activity recovery of 77.93% and the specific activity of 70.45 U/g. Asymmetric synthesis of (3R,5S)-CDHH using SCR-NADP+@LX-1000HAA showed high enantioselectivity (> 99% e.e.) and yield (98.54%). Batch reactions were performed for ten cycles without extra addition of NADP+, and the total yield of (3R,5S)-CDHH achieved at 10.56 g/g biocatalyst. The present work demonstrated the potential of the self-sufficient biocatalyst for the asymmetric biosynthesis of rosuvastatin intermediate.

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Keywords

Carbonyl reductase NADPH Self-sufficient biocatalyst Asymmetric synthesis tert-Butyl (3R,5S)-6-chloro-3,5-dihydroxyhexanoate 

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Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 21672190).

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Conflict of interest

We declare that we have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Synthesis of Zhejiang Province, College of Biotechnology and BioengineeringZhejiang University of TechnologyHangzhouChina

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