Reactions of Alkenes
Reactions of Alcohols and Ethers
Integration of Metabolism
|Read for comprehension. A process similar to the reaction of alkenes with peroxy acid to form epoxides occurs in biochemistry. This is the monooxygenase catalyzed oxidation of alkenes to form epoxides in which one of the oxygen atoms of an O2 molecule is transferred to an alkene.|
The biosynthesis of cholesterol, for example, involves epoxide formation in squalene to form squalene 2,3-epoxide. Multiple ring formation in squalene 2,3 epoxide is triggered by epoxide ring opening.