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Record number 40621
Title Calculated ionisation potentials to determine the oxidation of vanillin precursors by lignin peroxidase.
Author(s) Have, R. ten; Rietjens, I.M.C.M.; Hartmans, S.; Swarts, H.J.; Field, J.A.
Source FEBS Letters 430 (1998). - ISSN 0014-5793 - p. 390 - 392.
Department(s) Biochemistry
Industrial Microbiology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 1998
Abstract In view of the biocatalytic production of vanillin, this research focused on the lignin peroxidase (LiP) catalysed oxidation of naturally occurring phenolic derivatives: O-methyl ethers, O-acetyl esters, and O-glucosyl ethers. The ionisation potential (IP) of a series of model compounds was calculated and compared to their experimental conversion by LiP, defining a relative IP threshold of approximately 9.0 eV. Based on this threshold value only the O-acetyl esters and glucosides of isoeugenol and coniferyl alcohol would be potential LiP substrates. Both O-acetyl esters were tested and were shown to be converted to O-acetyl vanillin in molar yields of 51.8 and 2.3%, respectively.
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