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Enantioselective Sulfoxidations Catalyzed by Horseradish Peroxidase, ManganesePeroxidase, and Myeloperoxidase

  • Antonin Tuynman
  • Hans E. Schoemaker
  • Ron Weyer


Summary. Horseradish peroxidase (HRP), myeloperoxidase (MPO), and manganese peroxidase (MnP) have been shown to catalyze the asymmetric sulfoxidation of thioanisole. When H202 was added stepwise to MPO, a maximal yield of 78% was obtained at pH 5 (ee 23%), whereas an optimum in the enantiomeric excess (32%, (R)-sulfoxide) was found at pH 6 (60% yield). For MnP a yield of 18% and a high enantiomeric excess of 91% of the (S)-sulfoxide were obtained at pH 5 and a yield of 36% and an ee of 87% at pH 7.0. Optimization of the conversion catalyzed by horseradish peroxidase at pH 7.0 by controlled continuous addition of hydrogen peroxide during turnover and monitoring the presence of native enzyme as well as of intermediates I, II, and III led to the formation of the sulfoxide in high yield (100%) and moderate enantioselectivity (60%, (S)-sulfoxide).


Methyl Phenyl Native Enzyme Enantiomeric Excess Manganese Peroxidase Heme Peroxidase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonin Tuynman
    • 1
  • Hans E. Schoemaker
    • 2
  • Ron Weyer
    • 1
  1. 1.E.C. Slater Institute, BioCentrumUniversity of AmsterdamTV AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.DSM ResearchBio-Organic ChemistryMD GeleenThe Netherlands

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