Microbiological Transformation of Terpenes: Hydroxylation of α-Pinene

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THE microbiological transformations of steroids and alkaloids have opened up a new line of approach towards the synthesis of many biologically active compounds. Relatively little is known, however, about the capability of micro-organisms to transform the simple terpenoid compounds. Recently, Bradshaw et al. 1,2 have studied the microbiological transformation of camphor.

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BHATTACHARYYA, P., PREMA, B., KULKARNI, B. et al. Microbiological Transformation of Terpenes: Hydroxylation of α-Pinene. Nature 187, 689–690 (1960) doi:10.1038/187689b0

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