Wahart, AJC, Staniland, J, Miller, GJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6533-3306 and Cosgrove, SC ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9541-7201 (2022) Oxidase enzymes as sustainable oxidation catalysts. Royal Society Open Science, 9 (1).

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Abstract

Oxidation is one of the most important processes used by the chemical industry. However, many of the methods that are used pose significant sustainability and environmental issues. Biocatalytic oxidation offers an alternative to these methods, with a now significant enzymatic oxidation toolbox on offer to chemists. Oxidases are one of these options, and as they only depend on molecular oxygen as a terminal oxidant offer perfect atom economy alongside the selectivity benefits afforded by enzymes. This review will focus on examples of oxidase biocatalysts that have been used for the sustainable production of important molecules and highlight some important processes that have been significantly improved through the use of oxidases. It will also consider emerging classes of oxidases, and how they might fit in a future biorefinery approach for the sustainable production of important chemicals.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: oxidases; biocatalysis; sustainable oxidation; alcohol oxidation; amine oxidation
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD415 Biochemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 08:52
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 13:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10524

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