Bioorganic reactions in microemulsions: the case of lipases.

  title={Bioorganic reactions in microemulsions: the case of lipases.},
  author={Haralambos Stamatis and Aristotelis Xenakis and Fragiskos N. Kolisis},
  journal={Biotechnology advances},
  volume={17 4-5},
Water-in-oil microemulsions, or reverse micelles, are being evaluated as a reaction medium for a variety of enzymatic reactions. These systems have many potential biotechnological applications. Important examples are the use of various lipase microemulsion systems for hydrolytic or synthetic reactions. This review illustrates the biotechnological applications of microemulsions as media for bioorganic reactions. The principal focus is on lipase catalyzed processes.