Enzymgesteuerte Indigoproduktion


Indole is an important compound in nature and is present in many pathways.
First, an overview is given on the oxidative conversions of indole
and respective products formed. A focus is put on the formation of pure
indigo and some derivatives. Thus, flavin-dependent monooxygenases
(styrene epoxidases) were employed which allow the selective oxygenation
of indole leading to pure products without the formation of by-pro -
ducts as indirubin or isoindigo.