Anaerobic oxidation of aromatic compounds and hydrocarbons.

  title={Anaerobic oxidation of aromatic compounds and hydrocarbons.},
  author={Matthias Boll and Georg Fuchs and Johann Heider},
  journal={Current opinion in chemical biology},
  volume={6 5},
Aromatic compounds and hydrocarbons have in common a great stability due to resonance energy and inertness of CbondH and CbondC bonds. It has been taken for granted that the metabolism of these compounds obligatorily depends on molecular oxygen. Oxygen is required first to introduce hydroxyl groups into the substrate and then to cleave the aromatic ring. However, newly discovered bacterial enzymes and reactions involved in oxidation of aromatic and hydrocarbon compounds to CO(2) in the complete… CONTINUE READING


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