Volume 90 Issue 34 | p. 13 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 20, 2012 | Web Date: August 17, 2012

New System For Aerobic Oxidations

Catalysis: Bimetallic nanoclusters and catechol stand in for a metalloenzyme and its cofactor
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Green Chemistry
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: cofactor, enzyme, oxidase, oxidation, metalloenzyme, cooperative catalysis

Natural metalloenzymes and their small-organic-molecule cofactors are model cooperative catalytic reaction systems that chemists like to emulate when trying to improve the efficiency of organic syntheses. Shū Kobayashi and coworkers at the University of Tokyo have now demonstrated the first example of a heterogeneous nanocluster catalyst cooperating with an organocatalyst cofactor. The pairing enables amine oxidations to be carried out under mild reaction conditions (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: . . .

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