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Alcohol Dehydrogenase from Lactobacillus brevis: A Versatile Robust Catalyst for Enantioselective Transformations

S. Leuchs ; DECHEMA Karl-Winnacker-Institut, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
L. Greiner ; DECHEMA Karl-Winnacker-Institut, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

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The alcohol dehydrogenase from Lactobacillus brevis (LbADH) is a versatile catalyst for enantioselective reduction of ketones. Its substrate scope is wide with high regio- and enantioselectivity. In this critical review, we have gathered the information available on the substrate scope as well as the applications reported. Quantitative information such
as productivity per catalyst, space-time yield (STY), cofactor utilisation, and stability are derived to allow comparison and assessment of practical value.


Biocatalysis, alcohol dehydrogenase, Lactobacillus brevis, critical review, application

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