SUBCOMMITTEE ON BIOORGANIC
for Chemical Production and Organic Detoxification
of IUPAC, IUBMB
Coordinators 1996-1999: U.K.
Pandit and T.
Completion Date: 2000
- project terminatd
Modern chemical technology is demanding specific, energy-saving
and environmentally-friendly processes. Analogously, healthcare
related to toxic organic materials is looking for answers based
on new chemical knowledge. Bioorganic chemistry, as a fundamental
discipline, can play an important role in responding to these
challenges. A solution may be visualized via the application of
an integrated chemical/biochemical approach to the areas of chemical
production and detoxification. In view of the international dimension
of the subject involved, it is IUPAC which is the most suitable
organization for undertaking action in these matters. It is also
the organization which can muster up the necessary expertise to
deliver judicious advice based on objective chemical considerations.
The Subcommittee will address itself in particular to the international
aspects of the utilization of biotransformations in chemical technology
and detoxification. It proposes to do so by the organization of
an International Symposium (in Print) on the topic.
The IUPAC Bioorganic Symposium-in-Print was published in two successive
issues of Bioorganic
27, No. 1 and 2, 1999. Articles were solicited from members
of the IUPAC Bioorganic group and from several younger members of
the bioorganic community worldwide.
Last update: 11 November
31 dec 2001