IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: styrene-oxide isomerase

Reaction: styrene oxide = phenylacetaldehyde

Other name(s): SOI

Systematic name: styrene-oxide isomerase (epoxide-cleaving)

Comments: Highly specific.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 124541-89-5


1. Hartmans, S., Smits, J.P., van der Werf, M.J., Volkering, F. and de Bont, J.A.M. Metabolism of styrene oxide and 2-phenylethanol in the styrene-degrading Xanthobacter strain 124X. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 55 (1989) 2850-2855.

[EC created 1992]

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