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The development and improvement of biocatalytic reactions

Woodcock, Linda Louise


Linda Louise Woodcock


Gillian M. Greenway

Steve Eyley

Andrew Wells

Paul, 1974 Watts


Conventional chemical processes often require a series of complex synthesis steps that utilise a great deal of energy and raw materials. There is a huge commitment by the chemical industry to search for 'green', environmentally friendly processes. Biocatalysis, using enzymes to catalyse a chemical reaction, is emerging as an economical and ecological production route for a wide range of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food ingredients. In addition to biocatalysis, miniaturised chemistry has also become of interest and significance to the chemical industry over the last decade. Microreactors allow for the synthesis of small volumes of compounds quickly and in high yield, with fast optimisation of conditions. Additionally, when used with immobilised biocatalysts, these miniaturised devices can enable the rapid throughput screening of a wide range of enzymes and their substrates. Despite this however, developments of applications in the field of miniaturised enzymatic processes are still in the initial stages.


Woodcock, L. L. (2008). The development and improvement of biocatalytic reactions. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date Aug 15, 2011
Publicly Available Date Feb 22, 2023
Keywords Chemistry
Public URL
Additional Information Department of Chemistry, The University of Hull
Award Date Sep 1, 2008


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© 2008 Woodcock, Linda Louise. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.

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