Author Topic: benzaldehyde via phenylalanine & L. Plantarum  (Read 965 times)

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psi0nic

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benzaldehyde via phenylalanine & L. Plantarum
« on: September 21, 2004, 11:08:00 PM »
While trawling for info about oxidising phenylalanine I found this link

http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/full/64/8/3009

and thought it might be useful (assuming l. plantarum can be found) since benzaldehyde is a useful chemical.

Rhodium

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One of the least promising routes I've seen
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2004, 11:30:00 PM »
Weighing the cost of L-phenylalanine against that of synthetic precursors like toluene or natural sources like Oil of Bitter Almonds, this proposal of yours seems, at best, expensive and wasteful.