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Selective, light-driven enzymatic dehalogenations of organic compounds

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Abstract

Tetrachloroethene reductive dehalogenase (PceA), a corrinoid-containing enzyme from Sulfurospirillum multivorans, is highly active for the sequential reduction of the organohalide tetrachloroethene (PCE) to trichloroethene (TCE), then regiospecifically to cis-1,2-dichloroethene (cDCE). We demonstrate direct electron transfer from graphite and semiconductor electrodes to PceA adsorbed onto the electrode surface. Colloidal TiO2 nanoparticles modified with PceA efficiently carry out the sequence of dehalogenation reactions under UV light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Selective, light-driven enzymatic dehalogenations of organic compounds

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Submitted
04 Aug 2016
Accepted
24 Aug 2016
First published
07 Sep 2016

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 84882-84886
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Selective, light-driven enzymatic dehalogenations of organic compounds

B. Siritanaratkul, S. T. A. Islam, T. Schubert, C. Kunze, T. Goris, G. Diekert and F. A. Armstrong, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 84882
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA19777A

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