Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 411–416

Non-stereospecific oxidation of DL-3-methylheptane by aPseudomonas

  • J. W. Heringa
  • A. C. van der Linden
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02538756

Cite this article as:
Heringa, J.W. & van der Linden, A.C. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1962) 28: 411. doi:10.1007/BF02538756

Summary

Stereospecificity of microbiological alkane oxidation was investigated by studying the oxidation of DL-3-methylheptane byPseudomonas cells. It was found that the D- and L-isomer are oxidized at the same rate. The conclusion that 3-methylheptane oxidation is non-stereospecific applies also to 3-methylhexane, but cannot safely be generalized to include other alkanes (and micro-organisms) as well.

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© N.V. Swets en Zeitlinger Boekhandel En Uitgeversmaatschappij 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Heringa
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. C. van der Linden
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Koninklijke/Shell-LaboratoriumAmsterdam
  2. 2.Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij N.V.The Hague