Catechol 1,2-dioxygenase

Part of the Springer Handbook of Enzymes book series (HDBKENZYMES, volume 25)


EC number

Systematic name

catechol:oxygen 1,2-oxidoreductase

Recommended name

catechol 1,2-dioxygenase













catechol 1,2-oxygenase

catechol dioxygenase

catechol oxygenase

catechol-oxygen 1,2-oxidoreductase


pyrocatechol 1,2-dioxygenase

CAS registry number



Pseudomonas Putida Protocatechuic Acid Candida Tropicalis Poor Substrate Iodoacetic Acid 
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