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RH, substrate, ROH, product. The reversibility of some of the latter steps is unknown. As pointed out earlier 10with P 2E1 the binding of substrate can followstep 2 and possibly 3 and4.
P 2E1 is considered to be one of the major human hepatic P enzymes Human P 2E1, as well as the animal orthologs, accepts a broad range of substrates, with apparent preference for small and hydrophobic molecules 414 P 2E1 is notably active in the oxidation of many low M r volatile solvents with common industrial applications and issues of cancer risk 16 Many P 2E1 reactions have been characterized, at least in terms of the products 1718and the Michaelis-Menten constants have been determined.
Some reactions have been further studied by employing isotopic substitution of the substrate. One example is the P 2E1-catalyzed oxidation of ethanol to acetaldehyde 10 This laboratory, as well as others, has indicated that this kinetic hydrogen isotope effect can been explained by rate-limiting product release following the isotopically sensitive and essentially irreversible C—H bond-breaking step 1920and experimental evidence has been offered in support of this model A carbonyl product is generated in each of the oxidation reactions displaying this pattern of isotope effects 19 We have used steady-state, rapid quench, and pulse-chase kinetic experiments to analyze the sequential oxidations that convert ethanol to acetaldehyde and, ultimately, to acetic acid.
Recombinant human P 2E1 was expressed in Escherichia coli and purified essentially as described Chemicals Acetaldehyde, acetic acid, and 4-methylpyrazole were purchased from Aldrich; acetaldehyde was purified by distillation at atmospheric pressure prior to use. Stock solutions of 50 mm 4-methylpyrazole in H2O were used in binding studies.
Reagent grade ethanol was obtained from McCormick Distilling Co. Baker, Phillipsburg, NJ to remove components that might interfere with [14C]acetic acid and [14C]acetaldehyde determinations Synthesis of [H,C]Acetaldehyde [H,C]Acetaldehyde was synthesized using pyruvate decarboxylase, an enzyme that converts pyruvic acid to acetaldehyde with the addition of a solvent proton retained at the aldehyde C-1 position All reagents were dissolved in 2H2O and purged with argon.
The reaction solution contained 10 units of pyruvate decarboxylase dialyzed versus 2H2O as described above1. The disappearance of [14C]pyruvic acid was monitored by ion pair HPLC essentially as described 32except that an isocratic mobile phase of 10 mmtetra-n-butylammonium hydrogen sulfate, pH 6.
The major radioactive fractions were pooled, and the [H,C]acetaldehyde concentration was determined by liquid scintillation spectrometry based on the 14C specific activity of The identity of the product was confirmed by derivatization with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine 33 followed by NMR and electrospray mass spectrometry.
Aldehyde Oxidation Assays P 2E1 1. After loading, the reaction mixtures were applied, the columns were washed with 3 column volumes of H2O, and the [14C]acetic acid product was eluted with 2.
The radioactive product was collected and counted by liquid scintillation spectrometry, with calibration of counting efficiency using external 14C-toluene standards. Ethanol 20 mm was added to the reaction mixture.A photocatalytic film reactor with a titanium dioxide film was used for oxidation of gaseous ethanol at nm.
The influences of partial pressures of oxygen and water vapour in different carrier gases were studied. The rate of photocatalytic oxidation of ethanol was significantly affected by the content of oxygen but water vapour had no effect.
part of this work, several Co(salen) type complexes were tested for catalytic oxidation of veratryl alcohol and the effect of reaction conditions on activity was carefully monitored by varying temperature, pH, concentration, oxygen pressure, solvent and the type of the.
Proposed mechanism for water oxidation catalyzed by Co-porphyrins involving two one-electron oxidations of Co III to + P-Co III –OH and + P-Co IV –O. Roles for the buffer anion (B) include serving as a base to assist proton transfer and inhibition of the catalyst through coordination.
Scheme 3 depicts the bioorganic mechanism of ethanol oxidation as catalyzed by ADH.
Note the importance of the initial base catalyst, as well as the functions of the active site Zn2+, in both binding the ethanol substrate and stabilizing the deprotonated alkoxide intermediate.
A FT-IR study of the hydroxylation state, ethanol adsorption and ethanol photocatalytic oxidation pathways over different photocatalysts was performed. For this study a pre-sulfated TiO 2 (lp-TiO 2), with and without noble metal deposition (Au and Pt) and TiO 2 P25 photocatalysts were evaluated.
Ethanol oxidative dehydrogenation over Pt/TiO2 photocatalyst, in the presence and absence of blue phosphors, was performed. The catalyst was prepared by photodeposition of Pt on sulphated TiO2.