Catabolism of arylboronic acids by Arthrobacter nicotinovorans strain PBA

Ana C. Negrete-Raymond, Barbara Weder, Lawrence P. Wackett

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Arthrobacter sp. strain PBA metabolized phenylboronic acid to phenol. The oxygen atom in phenol was shown to be derived from the atmosphere using 18O2. 1-Naphthalene-, 2-naphthalene-, 3-cyanophenyl-, 2,5-fluorophenyl-, and 3-thiophene-boronic acids were also transformed to monooxygenated products. The oxygen atom in the product was bonded to the ring carbon atom originally bearing the boronic acid substituent with all the substrates tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4263-4267
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003


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