Oxidation of trans- and cis-1,2-cyclohexanediol by Gluconobacter oxydans - Preparation of (R)- and (S)-2-hydroxycyclohexanone
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The enzymatic oxidation of 1,2-cyclohexanediol and related substrates by Gluconobacter oxydans (ATCC 621) was investigated. At low pH, membrane-bound enzymes were active and at high pH, NAD-dependent, soluble enzymes showed activity. Whole bacterial cells were used to catalyze some bioconversions. Racemic trans-1,2-cyclohexanediol was oxidized at pH 3.5 to give (R)-2-hydroxycyclohexanone (96% e.e.) and at pH 8.0 the same substrate was oxidized to (S)-2-hydroxycyclohexanone (97% e.e.). The latter conversion was severely inhibited by the reaction product while the former was not significantly product inhibited. (S)-2-hydroxycyclohexanone (97% e.e.) was also prepared from cis-1,2-cyclohexanediol by oxidation with G. oxydans cells at pH 3.5 in a reaction which continued to 100% conversion.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology|
|Publication status||Published - 1989 Mar 1|