Dioxygen Activation and Methane Hydroxylation by Soluble Methane Monooxygenase: A Tale of Two Irons and Three Proteins A list of abbreviations can be found in Section 7.

@article{Merkx2001DioxygenAA,
  title={Dioxygen Activation and Methane Hydroxylation by Soluble Methane Monooxygenase: A Tale of Two Irons and Three Proteins A list of abbreviations can be found in Section 7.},
  author={Maarten Merkx and Daniel A. Kopp and Matthew Howard Sazinsky and Jessica L. Blazyk and Jens M{\"u}ller and Stephen J Lippard},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie},
  year={2001},
  volume={40 15},
  pages={2782-2807}
}
Methanotrophic bacteria are capable of using methane as their sole source of carbon and energy. The first step in methane metabolism, the oxidation of methane to methanol, is catalyzed by a fascinating enzyme system called methane monooxygenase (MMO). The selective oxidation of the very stable C-H bond in methane under ambient conditions is a remarkable feat that has not yet been repeated by synthetic catalysts and has attracted considerable scientific and commercial interest. The best studied… CONTINUE READING