Synthetic enzyme‐catalysed CO2 fixation reactions

Godwin A Aleku, George W. Roberts, Gabriel R. Titchiner, David Leys

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Abstract

In recent years, (de)carboxylases catalysing reversible (de)carboxylation have been targeted for application as carboxylation catalysts. This has led to the development of proof of concept (bio)synthetic CO 2 ‐fixation routes for chemical production. However, further progress towards industrial application has been hampered by the thermodynamic constraint that accompanies fixing CO 2 to organic molecules. Herein, we review biocatalytic carboxylation methods, with emphasis on the diverse strategies devised to alleviate the inherent thermodynamic constraints, and their application in synthetic CO 2 ‐fixation cascades.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemsuschem
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Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2021

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