Nitrile-converting enzymes: an eco-friendly tool for industrial biocatalysis.

  title={Nitrile-converting enzymes: an eco-friendly tool for industrial biocatalysis.},
  author={Pramod Wasudeo Ramteke and Navodita G Maurice and Babu Joseph and Bharat J. Wadher},
  journal={Biotechnology and applied biochemistry},
  volume={60 5},
Nitriles are organic compounds bearing a − C ≡ N group; they are frequently known to occur naturally in both fauna and flora and are also synthesized chemically. They have wide applicability in the fields of medicine, industry, and environmental monitoring. However, the majority of nitrile compounds are considered to be lethal, mutagenic, and carcinogenic in nature and are known to cause potential health problems such as nausea, bronchial irritation, respiratory distress, convulsions, coma, and… CONTINUE READING