Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 34, Issue 9, pp 1741–1744 | Cite as

Regioselective synthesis of 1,3,5-adamantanetriol from 1,3-adamantanediol using Kitasatospora cells

  • Koichi MitsukuraEmail author
  • Naoki Yamanaka
  • Toyokazu Yoshida
  • Toru Nagasawa
Original Research Paper


Washed cells (62 mg) of Kitasatospora sp. GF12 in 4 ml buffer (pH 7) catalyzed the regioselective hydroxylation of 60 mM 1,3-adamantanediol [1,3-ad(OH)2] to 30.9 mM 1,3,5-adamantanetriol [1,3,5-ad(OH)3] over 120 h at 24 °C. Glycerol at 400 mM was added to the reaction mixture to recycle the intracellular NADH/NADPH. Whole cells of GF12, also catalyzed the hydroxylation of 10 mM 1-adamantanol (1-adOH), to 3.6 mM 1,3,5-ad(OH)3.


1,3-Adamantanediol 1,3,5-Adamantanetriol Hydroxylation Kitasatospora sp. Regioselectivity 



This study was supported in part by the project for Development of Basic Technologies for Advanced Production Methods using Microorganism Functions in the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan. We are grateful to the Life Science Research Center of Gifu University for NMR and mass spectroscopy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koichi Mitsukura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Naoki Yamanaka
    • 1
  • Toyokazu Yoshida
    • 1
  • Toru Nagasawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomolecular ScienceGifu UniversityGifuJapan

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