New bioorganic reagents: evolved cyclohexanone monooxygenase--why is it more selective?


Four mutants of the cyclohexanone monooxygenase (CHMO) evolved as catalysts for Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of 4-hydroxycyclohexanone were investigated as catalysts for a variety of 4-substituted and 4,4-disubstituted cyclohexanones. Several excellent catalytic matches (mutant/substrate) were identified. The most important, however, is the finding that, in a… (More)