Biomimetic transamination of α-keto esters

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The development of biomimetic reactions is one of the major challenges for synthetic chemists, because mimicking these complicated reactions in the laboratory by simple catalytic systems is difficult to achieve in general. Vitamine B6-dependent aminotransferase-catalyzed transamination of α-keto acids from pyridoxamine is an important process to generate α-amino acids in nature. In this review, recent progresses on the biomimetic transamination of α-keto esters are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-63
Number of pages2
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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