Highly efficient hydroxylation of gaseous alkanes at reduced temperature catalyzed by cytochrome P450BM3 assisted by decoy molecules

Norifumi Kawakami, Zhiqi Cong, Osami Shoji, Yoshihito Watanabe

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Cytochrome P450BM3 functions as a small-alkane hydroxylase upon the addition of perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFs) as decoy molecules. The coupling efficiency (product formation rate per NADPH consumption rate) for the hydroxylation of small alkanes was improved by reducing the reaction temperature to 0°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-334
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1



  • cytochrome P450
  • decoy molecules
  • gaseous alkanes
  • perfluorocarboxylic acids

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  • Chemistry(all)

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