Yamadazyma farinosa IFO 10896 was found to reduce α-hydroxyketones bearing a phenyl ring to give optically active diols with anti-Prelog selectivity. The distance between the carbonyl group and the phenyl ring was shown to have an interesting effect on the reactivity and selectivity of the enzyme system.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry