Production of optically active ketoprofen by direct enzymatic esterification.

For the production of optically active ketoprofen, enzymatic resolution of racemic ketoprofen in an organic solvent has been accomplished via enantioselective esterification. Pharmacologically inactive (R)-ketoprofen is converted into the corresponding (R)-ester by this method. Enantioselectivity in lipase-catalyzed resolution of racemic ketoprofen was… CONTINUE READING