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Synthesis of methyl halides from biomass using engineered microbes.

Abstract:

Methyl halides are used as agricultural fumigants and are precursor molecules that can be catalytically converted to chemicals and fuels. Plants and microorganisms naturally produce methyl halides, but these organisms produce very low yields or are not amenable to industrial production. A single methyl halide transferase (MHT) enzyme transfers the methyl group from the ubiquitous metabolite S-adenoyl methionine (SAM) to a halide ion. Using a synthetic metagenomic approach, we chemically synth...

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10.1021/ja809461u

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Journal:
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Volume:
131
Issue:
18
Pages:
6508-6515
Publication date:
2009-05-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1520-5126
ISSN:
0002-7863
Source identifiers:
433779
Language:
English
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pubs:433779
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uuid:5cad9740-2110-4b7f-8073-b29839593cd0
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pubs:433779
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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