Stereoselective Bioreduction of Bulky-Bulky Ketones by a Novel ADH from Ralstonia sp.

Ketones with two bulky substituents, named bulky-bulky ketones, as well as less sterically demanding ketones were successfully reduced to the corresponding optically highly enriched alcohols using a novel identified recombinant short-chain alcohol dehydrogenase RasADH from Ralstonia sp. DSM 6428 overexpressed in E. coli.