Stereospecificity of the oxidation of ethanol by catalase.


The primary action of catalase, the ability to decompose hydrogen peroxide with the evolution of osygen, was originally described by Thbnoud in 1911 (1). Keilin and Hartrcc (2) later showed that catalase was also capable of oxidizing a wide variety of compounds including ethanol in the presence of a hydrogen peroxide-generating system. The present study was undertaken to determine the stereospecificity of this catalatic oxidation of ethanol to acetaldehyde.

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@article{Corrall1974StereospecificityOT, title={Stereospecificity of the oxidation of ethanol by catalase.}, author={Roger J M Corrall and Harvey M Rodman and Jeannine M Margolis and Bernard R. Landau}, journal={The Journal of biological chemistry}, year={1974}, volume={249 10}, pages={3181-2} }