Date of Award

Spring 4-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Chemistry and Biochemistry

First Advisor

Dr. Roseann Sachs


Most modern chemical reagents and solvents are considered hazardous materials and are difficult and expensive to both acquire and dispose of, especially in certain areas of the world. To combat the extraneous hazards and costs accrued by the purchase, use and disposal of these compounds in areas of industry, medicine and academia, many researchers have turned to biocatalysts as a solution. Biocatalysts are catalytic systems that are environmentally-friendly, inexpensive to acquire and safe to use.