During the past years biocatalytic production of fine chemicals has been expanding rapidly. Flavours and fragrances belong to many different structural classes and therefore represent a challenging target for academic and industrial research. Here, we present a condensed overview of the potential offered by biocatalysis for the synthesis of natural and natural-identical odorants, highlighting relevant biotransformations using microorganisms and isolated enzymes. The industrial processes based on biocatalytic methods are discussed in terms of their advantages over classical chemical synthesis and extraction from natural sources. Recent applications of the biocatalytic approach to the preparation of the most important fine odorants are comprehensively covered.

Biocatalytic preparation of natural flavours and fragrances

FUGANTI, CLAUDIO;BRENNA, MARIA ELISABETTA
2005-01-01

Abstract

During the past years biocatalytic production of fine chemicals has been expanding rapidly. Flavours and fragrances belong to many different structural classes and therefore represent a challenging target for academic and industrial research. Here, we present a condensed overview of the potential offered by biocatalysis for the synthesis of natural and natural-identical odorants, highlighting relevant biotransformations using microorganisms and isolated enzymes. The industrial processes based on biocatalytic methods are discussed in terms of their advantages over classical chemical synthesis and extraction from natural sources. Recent applications of the biocatalytic approach to the preparation of the most important fine odorants are comprehensively covered.
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