Methanol-Driven Oxidative Rearrangement of Biogenic Furans – Enzyme Cascades vs. Photobiocatalysis

Christina Jäger, Cloé Bruneau, Philip K. Wagner, Martin H.G. Prechtl, Jan Deska*

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The oxidative ring expansion of bio-derived furfuryl alcohols to densely functionalized six-membered O-heterocycles represents an attractive strategy in the growing network of valorization routes to synthetic building blocks out of the lignocellulosic biorefinery feed. In this study, two scenarios for the biocatalytic Achmatowicz-type rearrangement using methanol as terminal sacrificial reagent have been evaluated, comparing multienzymatic cascade designs with a photo-bio-coupled activation pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Article number635883
Number of pages6
JournalFrontiers in Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • aerobic
  • enzymatic
  • furans
  • oxygenation
  • ring expansion
  • visible light


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