Reaction: geranyl diphosphate + H2O = ()-endo-fenchol + diphosphate
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Other name(s): ()-endo-fenchol cyclase; geranyl pyrophosphate:()-endo-fenchol cyclase
Systematic name: geranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing, ()-endo-fenchol-forming]
Comments: (3R)-Linalyl diphosphate is an intermediate in the reaction
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 117758-41-5
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