Non-stereospecific oxidation of DL-3-methylheptane by aPseudomonas
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- Heringa, J.W. & van der Linden, A.C. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1962) 28: 411. doi:10.1007/BF02538756
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.