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Photobiocatalytic decarboxylation for olefin synthesis

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Abstract

Here, we describe the combination of OleTJE with a light-driven in situ H2O2-generation system for the selective and quantitative conversion of fatty acids into terminal alkenes. The photobiocatalytic system shows clear advantages regarding enzyme activity and yield, resulting in a simple and efficient system for fatty acid decarboxylation.

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Submitted
18 Sep 2014
Accepted
11 Dec 2014
First published
11 Dec 2014

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 1918-1921
Article type
Communication
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Photobiocatalytic decarboxylation for olefin synthesis

I. Zachos, S. K. Gaßmeyer, D. Bauer, V. Sieber, F. Hollmann and R. Kourist, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 1918
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07276F

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