Biocatalytic axidation of alcohols

Hendrik Puetz, Eva Puchľová, Kvetoslava Vranková, Frank Hollmann

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Enzymatic methods for the oxidation of alcohols are critically reviewed. Dehydrogenases and oxidases are the most prominent biocatalysts, enabling the selective oxidation of primary alcohols into aldehydes or acids. In the case of secondary alcohols, region and/or enantioselective oxidation is possible. In this contribution, we outline the current state-of-the-art and discuss current limitations and promising solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number952
Pages (from-to)1-30
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Alcohol dehydrogenases
  • Alcohol oxidases
  • Alcohol oxidation
  • Alcohols
  • Deracemization
  • Kinetic resolution

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    Puetz, H., Puchľová, E., Vranková, K., & Hollmann, F. (2020). Biocatalytic axidation of alcohols. Catalysts, 10(9), 1-30. [952].