Excellent introduction – and plenty for experienced researchers too
Enzyme Engineering: Selective Catalysts for Applications in Biotechnology, Organic Chemistry, and Life Science. Von Manfred T. Reetz, Zhoutong Sun, Ge Qu, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2023. Print ISBN: 978–3–527–35033–9, Online ISBN: 978–3–527–83689–5.
In less than three decades, enzyme engineering has transformed from a hypothetical concept to a state-of-the-art catalysis technique. Engineered enzymes are increasingly recognized as cost-efficient catalysts for the production of high-value chiral, bioactive products such as agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. Moreover, the application of engineered enzymes in the synthesis of bulk chemicals is rapidly expanding. Therefore, a deep understanding of enzyme engineering is essential for students, researchers, and practitioners in chemistry and biotechnology.
In their monograph Enzyme Engineering Reetz, Sun and Qu provide an excellent introduction to this topic. Various aspects of enzyme engineering are introduced and discussed in dedicated chapters with great detail. Hist