From 2-Nitropropane to Acetone

Graphic of the reaction.

Graphic of its mechanism.

Medline reference
Gorlatova N, Tchorzewski M, Kurihara T, Soda K, Esaki N. Appl Environ Microbiol (1998) 64(3): 1029-33.

Search Medline for 2-Nitropropane dioxygenase OR Nitroalkane oxidase.
48 citations on March 09, 2012.
          2-Nitropropane           
                 |
                 |  H2O + O2
  2-nitropropane | /
     dioxygenase |/
         1.7.3.1 | Search GenBank, 1426 hits on Apr. 03, 2012
           Kyoto |\
          ExPASy | \
                 |  HNO2 + H2O2
                 v
              Acetone              
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EAWAG-BBD Biotransformation rules in accord with this reaction:
primary Nitroalkane -----> Aldehyde + Nitrite (bt0086)

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This is the EAWAG-BBD reaction, reacID# r0585.
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