An increasing number of biocatalytic oxidation reactions rely on H 2 O 2 as a clean oxidant. The poor robustness of most enzymes towards H 2 O 2 , however, necessitates more efficient systems for in situ H 2 O 2 generation. In analogy to the well-known formate dehydrogenase to promote NADH-dependent reactions, we here propose employing formate oxidase (FOx) to promote H 2 O 2 -dependent enzymatic oxidation reactions. Even under non-optimised conditions, high turnover numbers for coupled FOx/peroxygenase catalysis were achieved.
- formate oxidase
- hydrogen peroxide