Non-stereospecific oxidation of DL-3-methylheptane by aPseudomonas
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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.
KeywordsHeptane Racemate Optical Isomer Limited Oxygen Supply Optical Antipode
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