Aromatic ring cleavage of 2-amino-4-tert-butylphenol by a nonheme iron(II) complex: functional model of 2-aminophenol dioxygenases.


A large variety of dioxygenases, which catalyze the ring cleavage of aromatic compounds, are found in aerobic bacteria. Catechol-cleaving dioxygenases are well-studied examples in this class of enzymes. Pseudomonas Pseudoalcaligenes, which can be found in nitrobenzene-contaminated soil and groundwater, is involved in the catabolism of nitrophenol; the… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201206922

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