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Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry

Regio- and stereoselective hydroxylation of 10-undecenoic acid with a light-driven P450 BM3 biocatalyst yielding a valuable synthon for natural product synthesis.


PMID 24938497

Abstract

We report herein the selective hydroxylation of 10-undecenoic acid with a light-activated hybrid P450 BM3 enzyme. Under previously developed photocatalytic reaction conditions, only a monohydroxylated product is detected by gas chromatography. Hydroxylation occurs exclusively at the allylic position as confirmed from a synthesized authentic standard. Investigation into the stereochemistry of the reaction indicates that the R enantiomer is obtained in 85% ee. The (R)-9-hydroxy-10-undecenoic acid obtained enzymatically is a valuable synthon en route to various natural products further expanding the light-activated P450 BM3 biocatalysis and highlighting the advantages over traditional methods.

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