Synthesis of methyl propanoate by Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases

Hugo L. van Beek, Remko T. Winter, Graham R. Eastham, Marco W. Fraaije*

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Abstract

Methyl propanoate is an important precursor for polymethyl methacrylates. The use of a Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenase (BVMO) to produce this compound was investigated. Several BVMOs were identified that produce the chemically non-preferred product methyl propanoate in addition to the normal product ethyl acetate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13034-13036
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number86
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • AQUEOUS-ORGANIC MEDIA
  • PHENYLACETONE MONOOXYGENASE
  • BIOCATALYTIC PROPERTIES
  • KETONES
  • PURIFICATION
  • OXIDATION
  • OXYGENASE

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