Heavily fluorinated carbohydrates as enzyme substrates: Oxidation of tetrafluorinated galactose by galactose oxidase

  • Ioannou A
  • Cini E
  • Timofte R
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Galactose oxidase (GOase) was shown to oxidize several C2/C3 fluorinated galactose analogs. Interestingly, the enzyme was able to distinguish between the 2,3-tetrafluorinated galactose and its epimeric glucose analog, and this represents the first reported biotransformation of a heavily fluorinated sugar. [on SciFinder(R)]

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