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Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society

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Abstract

PEREZ, Herminia I. et al. Nitrile hydratase activity of Nocardia corallina B-276. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2005, vol.16, n.6a, pp. 1150-1153. ISSN 0103-5053.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50532005000700010.

The nitrile hydratase activity of Nocardia corallina B-276 is described, and the only detected product during the biocatalyzed hydrolysis of selected nitriles was the corresponding amide. The best results were obtained using a suspension of cells in a phosphate buffer (pH= 7.0), with conversion percentages ranging from 31% to > 99%.

Keywords : nitrile hydratase; biotransformation; nitriles; amides; Nocardia corallina.

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