Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 2017 11 2857(16) 4143-4148 doi 10.1002/anie.201708408

Abstract

Tailor-made: Discussed herein is the ability to adapt biology’s mechanisms for innovation and optimization to solving problems in chemistry and engineering. The evolution of nature’s enzymes can lead to the discovery of new reactivity, transformations not known in biology, and reactivity inaccessible by small-molecule catalysts.