From Methyl tert-butyl ether to tert-Butyl alcohol

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Medline reference
Steffan RJ, McClay K, Vainberg S, Condee CW, Zhang D. Appl Environ Microbiol (1997) 63(11): 4216-22.

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     Methyl tert-butyl ether     
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                |  O2 + 2H+ + 2e-
     unspecific | /
  monooxygenase |/
      1.14.14.1 | Search GenBank, 211 hits on Apr. 03, 2012
          Kyoto |\
         ExPASy | \
                |  H2O
                v
[Hydroxymethyl tert-butyl ether] 
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                |  formaldehyde
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       tert-Butyl alcohol        
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EAWAG-BBD Biotransformation rules in accord with this reaction:
dialiphatic Ether -----> Alcohol + Aldehyde (bt0023)

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This is the EAWAG-BBD reaction, reacID# r1023.
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