|Title||Biocatalytic C=C Bond Reduction through Carbon Nanodot-Sensitized Regeneration of NADH Analogues|
|Author(s)||Kim, Jinhyun; Lee, Sahng Ha; Tieves, Florian; Choi, Da Som; Hollmann, Frank; Paul, Caroline E.; Park, Chan Beum|
|Source||Angewandte Chemie-International Edition (2018). - ISSN 1433-7851 - 5 p.|
|Department(s)||Laboratory for Organic Chemistry|
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||alkene hydrogenation - asymmetric catalysis - carbon nanodot - NADH analogues - photobiocatalysis|
Light-driven activation of redox enzymes is an emerging route for sustainable chemical synthesis. Among redox enzymes, the family of Old Yellow Enzyme (OYE) dependent on the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide cofactor (NADH) catalyzes the stereoselective reduction of α,β-unsaturated hydrocarbons. Here, we report OYE-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation through light-driven regeneration of NADH and its analogues (mNADHs) by N-doped carbon nanodots (N-CDs), a zero-dimensional photocatalyst. Our spectroscopic and photoelectrochemical analyses verified the transfer of photo-induced electrons from N-CDs to an organometallic electron mediator (M) for highly regioselective regeneration of cofactors. Light triggered the reduction of NAD+ and mNAD+s with the cooperation of N-CDs and M, and the reduction behaviors of cofactors were dependent on their own reduction peak potentials. The regenerated cofactors subsequently delivered hydrides to OYE for stereoselective conversions of a broad range of substrates with excellent biocatalytic efficiencies.