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Online ISSN: 1867-3899
Inside Back Cover: Development of an R-Selective Amine Oxidase with Broad Substrate Specificity and High Enantioselectivity (ChemCatChem 4/2014)
Mirror mirror on the wallAfter several years of “reflection” on the use of S-selective monoamine oxidase ((S)-MAO-N) for the deracemization of amines, an R-selective biocatalyst has now been developed. In their Full Paper on p. 996 ff., R. S. Heath et al. describe how 6-hydroxy-d-nicotine oxidase ((R)-6-HDNO) provides a method for preparing the mirror image S enantiomers and thereby constitutes a perfect enantiocomplementary enzyme to (S)-MAO-N.