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Enantioselective desymmetrisation of citric acid catalysed by the substrate-tolerant petrobactin biosynthetic enzyme AsbA

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Abstract

AsbA catalyses the highly enantioselective desymmetrisation of citric acidvia ATP-dependent condensation with spermidine, as well as the condensation of citric acid with several spermidine analogues and the condensation of the citric acid analogue tricarballylic acid with spermidine, suggesting that it may be a useful biocatalyst for asymmetric synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Enantioselective desymmetrisation of citric acid catalysed by the substrate-tolerant petrobactin biosynthetic enzyme AsbA

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The article was received on 24 Dec 2008, accepted on 28 Jan 2009 and first published on 16 Feb 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B823147H
Chem. Commun., 2009, 1389-1391

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    Enantioselective desymmetrisation of citric acid catalysed by the substrate-tolerant petrobactin biosynthetic enzyme AsbA

    D. Oves-Costales, L. Song and G. L. Challis, Chem. Commun., 2009, 1389
    DOI: 10.1039/B823147H

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