Cellulase-catalysed, stereoselective synthesis of oligosaccharides

Shinichiro Shoda, Kei Obata, Olaf Karthaus, Shiro Kobayashi

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Oligosaccharides are synthesised enzymatically using β-lactosyl fluoride as glycosyl donor and a variety of mono-, di-and tri-saccharides as acceptors; the nature of the active site of the catalyst cellulase is discussed on the basis of these reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1402-1404
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 1

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  • Molecular Medicine


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