Relevance of chemistry to white biotechnology
Munishwar N Gupta and Smita Raghava
Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110 016, India
Chemistry Central Journal 2007,
1:17. An open access article.
White biotechnology is a fast emerging area that
concerns itself with the use of biotechnological approaches in the
production of bulk and fine chemicals, biofuels, and agricultural
products. It is a truly multidisciplinary area and further progress
depends critically on the role of chemists. This article outlines the
emerging contours of white biotechnology and encourages chemists to
take up some of the challenges that this area has thrown up.