Biocatalysis: An Industrial Perspective
CHAPTER 2: Biocatalysis – A Greener Alternative in Synthetic Chemistry
Published:02 Nov 2017
Special Collection: 2017 ebook collectionSeries: Catalysis Series
Madhuresh Kumar Sethi, Purbita Chakraborty, Rohit Shukla, 2017. "Biocatalysis – A Greener Alternative in Synthetic Chemistry", Biocatalysis: An Industrial Perspective, Gonzalo de Gonzalo, Pablo Domínguez de María
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This chapter aims to give an industrial picture of biocatalysis, mainly focusing on the pharmaceutical industry. It highlights the pros and cons of adapting this path, and focuses on the need to streamline the on-going chemical processes in alignment with the prospective bio-processes. All the important details of an efficient chemical manufacturing process are discussed. In this way the existing production methods can be transformed into more eco-friendly paths. This chapter also provides additional details as to how the biocatalytic products need to be cautiously scrutinized in terms of quality, to meet the targets of various regulatory bodies in the pharmaceutical industry.