Enzymes in Action

Green Solutions for Chemical Problems Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Enzymes in Heteroatom Chemistry (Green Solutions for Chemical Problems) Berg en Dal, The Netherlands 19–30 June 1999

  • Binne Zwanenburg
  • Marian Mikołajczyk
  • Piotr Kiełbasiński

Part of the NATO Science Partnership Sub-Series: 1: book series (ASDT, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ulrike T. Strauss, Kurt Faber
    Pages 1-23
  3. P. Andersch, F. Fazio, B. Haase, B. Jakob, M. P. Schneider
    Pages 25-42
  4. Alexandra N. E. Weissfloch, Romas J. Kazlauskas
    Pages 43-69
  5. E. Santaniello, P. Ferraboschi, A. Manzocchi
    Pages 95-115
  6. S. Colonna, N. Gaggero, C. Richelmi, P. Pasta
    Pages 133-160
  7. Joseph J. Defrank, Mark Guelta, Steven Harvey, Ilona J. Fry, James P. Earley, F. Stephen Lupton
    Pages 193-209
  8. W. Chen, R. D. Richins, P. Mulchandani, I. Kaneva, A. Mulchandani
    Pages 211-221
  9. Janet K. Grimsley, Barbara D. Disioudi, Thomas R. Holton, James C. Sacchettini, James R. Wild
    Pages 223-242
  10. Tu-Chen Cheng, Joseph J. Defrank
    Pages 243-261
  11. R. Shane Gold, Melinda E. Wales, Janet K. Grimsley, James R. Wild
    Pages 263-286
  12. Ashok Mulchandani, Priti Mulchandani, Wilfred Chen, Joseph Wang, Liang Chen
    Pages 287-296
  13. Sergei Varfolomeyev, Sergei Kalyuzhnyi
    Pages 297-310
  14. B. Aha, M. Berger, B. Jakob, B. Haase, J. Hermann, G. Machmüller et al.
    Pages 323-345
  15. Miguel Ferrero, Vicente Gotor
    Pages 347-363
  16. B. J. Kline, G. Drevon, A. J. Russell
    Pages 397-431
  17. B. Zwanenburg, A. J. H. Klunder
    Pages 433-448
  18. Alle Bruggink
    Pages 449-458

About this book


Enzymes in Action is a timely survey of a modern development in organic chemistry. It is clear that bioreagents demand that organic chemists think in a different way. If they do so, they will open up new avenues of exciting, new chemistry that will permit problems to be solved in an elegant way.
The first section covers the concepts necessary to understand enzymes in molecular operations. The second section covers heteroatom enzyme chemistry, with considerable attention being given to the use of enzymes in the detoxification of chemical warfare agents and their application in environmental problems. The final section highlights the strategic use of enzymes in organic chemistry.
It is clear that the term `green chemistry' is appropriate, since enzyme mediated processes occur under mild, environmentally benign conditions, and enzymes enable chemists to perform new chemical operations that would otherwise be difficult to achieve at all.


Colon Oxidation bacteria contaminants enzymes hydrolysis microorganism natural product organic chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Binne Zwanenburg
    • 1
  • Marian Mikołajczyk
    • 2
  • Piotr Kiełbasiński
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Organic Chemistry, NSR Institute for Molecular Structure, Design and SynthesisUniversity of NijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular StudiesPolish Academy of SciencesŁódźPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6696-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0924-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1820
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