Oxidation of butane to butanol coupled to electrochemical redox reaction of NAD+/NADH

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A crude cell extract from a butane-utilizing bacterium, Alcaligenes sp., catalyzed the oxidation of butane to butanol coupled to NADH. A graphite electrode modified with Neutral Red (NR-electrode) catalyzed the reduction of NAD+ to NADH. About 4.9 mM butanol was produced from 50% n-butane/O2 mixture through the combined reactions of the crude enzyme and the NR-electrode in 250 ml reactor for 3 h.

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