Synthetic biology for organic syntheses

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Abstract

In this chapter, we explore the chances as well as the limitations of synthetic biology for green chemistry. We briefly introduce the principles of synthetic biology for the design and synthesis of new biological systems. For two hallmark examples, the biosynthesis of artemisinic acid and vanillin in microbial hosts, we illustrate how green chemistry can benefit from the support of synthetic biology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen and Sustainable Medicinal Chemistry: Methods, Tools and Strategies for the 21st Century Pharmaceutical Industry
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Pages165-179
Number of pages15
Volume2016-January
Edition46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2016

Publication series

NameRSC Green Chemistry
Number46
Volume2016-January
ISSN (Print)1757-7039
ISSN (Electronic)1757-7047

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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