Guest Edited Collection on Chemoenzymatic Synthesis

We are pleased to announce that Communications Chemistry is welcoming submissions to a Guest Edited Collection on Chemoenzymatic Synthesis.
Published in Chemistry
Guest Edited Collection on Chemoenzymatic Synthesis

Share this post

Choose a social network to share with, or copy the shortened URL to share elsewhere

This is a representation of how your post may appear on social media. The actual post will vary between social networks

Nature has been a source of constant inspiration for chemists, not only because of the enormous variety of chemical compounds that living organisms can produce but also because of the extraordinary biosynthetic strategies used to obtain them.

Leveraging the power of nature for sustainable chemical synthesis, utilizing enzymes as biocatalysts in chemical reactions can significantly accelerate product formation under mild reaction conditions (i.e. ambient temperature and pressure, neutral pH, etc.) and transform organic substrates with excellent chemo-, regio-, and stereoselectivity while preserving the requirements of environmental benignity. Therefore, enzymes have become an important tool for preparing chiral molecules in a highly efficient, straightforward, and selective fashion, often drastically outperforming the catalytic potential of synthetic transition-metal catalysts and organocatalysts.

Moreover, incorporating enzymes into chemical technologies can dramatically shorten the synthetic pathways, leading to less toxic waste generation and improved cost-efficiency. In this context, recent years have seen significant efforts in mimicking the metabolism of living organisms by combining several types of enzymes in a single reaction vessel to obtain complex molecules without isolating intermediates. Such artificial 'one-pot' biocatalytic cascade reactions have opened new avenues for challenging synthetic endeavours, especially for manufacturing chiral drugs, in which the chemical and optical purity of active pharmaceutical ingredients are paramount factors for therapeutic activity and safety of usage.

This Collection aims to present the latest progress in the chemoenzymatic syntheses of high-value-added organic compounds, which can be utilized in the production of drugs, agrochemicals, flavours and fragrances, food additives, cosmetics, natural products, etc. We also intend for the Collection to highlight ongoing challenges and opportunities in developing new biocatalysts or chemoenzymatic strategies, exploring new catalytic reactions, and supporting cutting-edge technologies that enable functional materials and biofuel production. In this context, we welcome both experimental and theoretical studies, with topics of interest including but not limited to:

  • Enzyme engineering
  • Multienzymatic cascades
  • Chemoenzymatic cascades
  • Metalloenzymes
  • Photo-biocatalysis
  • Multifunctional biocatalysts
  • Enzyme promiscuity

The Collection primarily welcomes original research papers in the form of both full articles and communications. All submissions will be subject to the same review process and editorial standards as regular Communications Chemistry Articles.


The team of Editors working on this Collection is:

Editorial Board Member Dr Jennifer Bridwell-Rabb, University of Michigan, US

Guest Editor Dr Pawel Borowiecki, Warsaw University of Technology, PL

Guest Editor Dr Sandy Schmidt, University of Groningen, NL

Chief Editor Dr Victoria Richards, Communications Chemistry, UK

Associate Editor Dr Huijuan Guo, Communications Chemistry, DE


See here for full details:

Image credit: Pawel Borowiecki

Please sign in or register for FREE

If you are a registered user on Research Communities by Springer Nature, please sign in

Follow the Topic

Physical Sciences > Chemistry

Related Collections

With collections, you can get published faster and increase your visibility.

Plasmon-mediated chemistry

This collection aims to cover a comprehensive range of topics related to plasmon-mediated chemical reactions.

Publishing Model: Open Access

Deadline: Jan 31, 2024

Coacervation in systems chemistry

This Guest Edited Collection aims to bring together research at the intersection of systems chemistry and coacervation. We welcome both experimental and theoretical studies.

Publishing Model: Open Access

Deadline: Dec 31, 2023