Highly efficient and convenient regeneration of NADPH for asymmetric reduction using bakers' yeast cell free extract

Masanori Utaka, Tomoko Yano, Tadashi Ema, Takashi Sakai

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An asymmetric reduction of ethyl pyruvate was carried out using bakers' yeast cell free extract with addition of NADPH in catalytic amounts and glucose as a hydride source. The total turnover number of NADPH reached 7680. The efficiency of the cell free extract is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1080
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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