Synthetic biology for organic syntheses

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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 publicationMicrowave-Assisted Polymerization
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameRSC Green Chemistry
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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    Wiltschi, B., & Glieder, A. (2016). Synthetic biology for organic syntheses. In Microwave-Assisted Polymerization (46 ed., Vol. 2016-January, pp. 165-179). (RSC Green Chemistry; Vol. 2016-January, No. 46). Royal Society of Chemistry.