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Entry
EC 3.1.1.60                 Enzyme                                 

Name
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate esterase;
DEHP esterase
Class
Hydrolases;
Acting on ester bonds;
Carboxylic-ester hydrolases
BRITE hierarchy
Sysname
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate acylhydrolase
Reaction(IUBMB)
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate + H2O = 2-ethylhexyl phthalate + 2-ethylhexan-1-ol [RN:R04202]
Reaction(KEGG)
Substrate
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate [CPD:C03690];
H2O [CPD:C00001]
Product
2-ethylhexyl phthalate [CPD:C03343];
2-ethylhexan-1-ol [CPD:C02498]
Comment
Also acts on 4-nitrophenyl esters, with optimum chain-length C6 to C8.
History
EC 3.1.1.60 created 1989
Reference
1  [PMID:6468391]
  Authors
Krell HW, Sandermann H Jr.
  Title
Plant biochemistry of xenobiotics. Purification and properties of a wheat esterase hydrolyzing the plasticizer chemical, bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate.
  Journal
Eur. J. Biochem. 143 (1984) 57-62.
Other DBs
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BRENDA, the Enzyme Database: 
CAS: 
92480-02-9

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