SULFOXIDES OF HIGH ENANTIOPURITY FROM BACTERIAL DIOXYGENASE-CATALYZED OXIDATION

Christopher Allen, D.R. Boyd, H. Dalton, N.D. Sharma, S.A. Haughey, R.A.S. Mcmordie, B.T. Mcmurray, G.N. Sheldrake, K. Sproule

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Abstract

Selected strains of the bacterium Pseudomonas putida (previously shown to effect dioxygenase-catalysed asymmetric cis-dihydroxylation of alkenes) have been found to yield chiral sulfoxides from the corresponding sulfides with a strong preference for the (R)- or (S)-configurations but without evidence of sulfone formation; similar results obtained using an Escherichia coli clone (pKST11, containing the Tod C1 C2 B and A genes encoding toluene dioxygenase from P. putida NCIMB 11767) are again consistent with a stereoselective dioxygenase-catalysed sulfoxidation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-120
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
VolumeNA
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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