1st Edition

Handbook of Industrial Biocatalysis

By Ching T. Hou Copyright 2005
    612 Pages
    by CRC Press

    612 Pages 246 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Until now, no comprehensive handbook on industrial biocatalysis has been available. Soliciting chapters on virtually every aspect of biocatalysis from international experts most actively researching the field, the Handbook of Industrial Biocatalysis fills this need.

    The handbook is divided into three sections based on types of substrates. The first section describes the newest biotechnology and bioprocesses for producing industrial products from hydrophobic substrates such as oils and fats. The discussion of biocatalysis covers single and multiple catalytic reactions involved in the creation of products as well as molecular manipulation of enzymes and product recovery. The products include healthy food, nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, specialty chemicals, surfactants, biopolymers, and antimicrobial agents. The second section covers the production of value-added products from carbohydrate substrates. The scope of this section includes ethanol production, oligosaccharides and glycosides, utilization of hemicelluloses, and carbohydrate-active enzymes. The third section is dedicated to other potential industrial applications such as bioelectrocatalysis for synthesizing chemicals, fuels, and new drugs. The authors explore novel nutrition delivery systems, green chemistry, and the industrial applications of extremophiles.

    The organizer of several annual worldwide symposia on biocatalysis, editor Ching T. Hou has compiled a cornerstone reference for scientists in academic, industrial, and government research institutes, as well as for graduate-level students involved in biosciences, chemical engineering, biotechnology, microbiology, oil and colloid chemistry, and food chemistry.

    Production of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Oil by Genetic Engineering. Screening of Novel Microbial Enzymes and their Application in Organic Synthesis. Biocatalyses in Microaquaeous Organic Media. Biocatalysts for Epoxidation and Hydroxylation of Fatty Acids and Fatty Alcohols. Lipase-Catalyzed Kinetic Resolution for the Fractionation of Fatty Acids and Other Lipids. Protein Engineering of Recombinant Candida rugosa Lipases. Production of Value-Added Industrial Products from Vegetable Oils: Oxygenated Fatty Acids. Application of Lipases to Industrial-Scale Purification of Oil-and Fat-Related Compounds. Application of Lipases in Modification of Food Lipids. Lipase-Catalyzed Condensation in an Organic Solvent. Enzymatic Production of Diacylglycerols and its Beneficial Physiological Functions. The Use of Nonimmobilized Lipase for Industrial Esterification of Food Oils. Preparation of Highly Unsaturated Phospholipids and Their Functional Properties. Production of Biosurfactants from Fermentation of Fats, Oils, and their Co-Products. Fatty Acid-Modifying Enzymes: Implications for Industrial Applications. Low-Calorie Fat Substitutes: Synthesis and Analysis. Microbial Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Production. Structured Triacylglycerols Comprising Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. Biopolyesters Derived from the Fermentation of Renewable Resources. Carbohydrate Active-Enzymes for the Production of Oligosaccharides. Microbial Hemicellulolytic Carbohydrate Esterases. Application of Cyclodextrin Glucanotransferase to the Synthesis of Useful Oligosaccharides and Glycosides. Converting Herbaceous Energy Crops to Bioethanol: A Review with Emphasis on Pretreatment Processes. Enzymes as Biocatalysts for Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Fermentable Sugars. Bioelectrocatalysis: Electroactive Microbial and Enzyme Technologies for Detection and Synthesis of Chemicals, Fuels, and Drugs. Biocatalysis: Synthesis of Chiral Intermediates for Pharmaceuticals. Nutrition Delivery System:


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