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Lotte Wiermans, Sebastian Hofzumahaus, Christiane Schotten, Lisa Weigand, Marcus Schallmey, Dr. Anett Schallmey and Dr. Pablo Domínguez de María Transesterifications and Peracid-Assisted Oxidations in Aqueous Media Catalyzed by Mycobacterium smegmatis Acyl Transferase ChemCatChem 5

Article first published online: 6 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201300683

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Challenging thermodynamics? As a result of its highly hydrophobic active site, an acyl transferase from Mycobacterium smegmatis catalyzes synthetic reactions in buffer in which other hydrolases could only conduct hydrolysis. Among several options, opportunities for downstream processing, enantioselective (multistep) aqueous syntheses, and peracid-mediated epoxidations and oxidations are envisaged.

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