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CHAPTER 6

Cytochrome P450 Decarboxylases

The cytochrome P450 OleT catalyzes the H2O2-dependent conversion of fatty acids to 1-olefins and carbon dioxide. The atypical nature of this reaction, coupled with its potential for sustainable fuel synthesis, has generated a great deal of interest since its discovery. The intriguing molecular mechanism of OleT and its potential for fungible fuel production is reviewed, revealing an interesting deviation from the activated oxygen-rebound chemistry that is common to most P450 monooxygenases.

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Print publication date
03 Oct 2018
Copyright year
2019
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-991-7
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-291-1
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-541-7
From the book series:
Metallobiology