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smile.gif posted on 10-1-2008 at 10:16
Lysergol oxidase?

If one hypothetically had a small amount of the clavine lysergol, which upon full oxidation would yield lysergic acid, could one use some funky enzyme to do the job using biosynthesis?
Sadly it is not in the biosynthesis from Claviceps fungus, but another almost identic clavine is, only with a double bond in another position.

Organic chemists have tried for 50 years oxidizing it with no luck, but although enzymes are not my field, i know they can do stuff no reagents can.

Thanks in advance! :)
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