Photobiocatalytic alcohol oxidation using LED light sources

Marine Rauch, Sandy Schmidt, Isabel W. C. E. Arends, Kerstin Oppelt, Selin Kara, Frank Hollmann*

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The photocatalytic oxidation of NADH using a flavin photocatalyst and a simple blue LED light source is reported. This in situ NAD+ regeneration system can be used to promote biocatalytic, enantioselective oxidation reactions. Compared to the traditional use of white light bulbs this method enables very significant reductions in energy consumption and CO2 emission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-379
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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