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The project “Development of Electrochemical Reactors Using Dehydrogenases for Enantiopure Synthon Preparations” is being funded by the European Commission in the context of the 7th Framework Programme (thematic area Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new production technologies - NMP).

The project runs from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2011.

The main objective is the waste-free production of enantiopure fine chemicals. Using specific enzymes, the Dehydrogenases, the project will develop an innovative electrochemical reactor, where all catalytically active substances are immobilised with spacers or in special surface layers so that, ideally, the end-product will not have to be purified.

The resulting fine chemicals can then be used as building blocks for products of the pharmaceutical and the agrochemical industry.


Figure 1: Model of an electrochemical reactor for enantiopure synthon preparation.
Since all active compounds (mediator, co-factor, dehydrogenase) are immobilized only the educt and the product are components of the reaction buffer. The gas diffusion counter electrode provides clean protons and improves the long-term stability.

ERUDESP: Final Project Meeting, Homburg-Schwarzenacker / Saarbrücken 15.06.2011

From 29. – 31. May 2011 Saarland University, coordinator of the ERUDESP project welcomed partners...

Review Meeting in Bordeaux 15.04.2010

April 11 - April 13, 2010, Bordeaux/France

61st Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry 10.02.2010

September 26 - October 01, 2010, Nice/France