IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: alkylhalidase

Reaction: bromochloromethane + H2O = formaldehyde + bromide + chloride

Other name(s): halogenase; haloalkane halidohydrolase; haloalkane dehalogenase

Systematic name: alkyl-halide halidohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9025-22-3


1. Heppel, L.A. and Porterfield, V.T. Enzymatic dehalogenation of certain brominated and chlorinated compounds. J. Biol. Chem. 176 (1948) 763-769.

[EC created 1961]

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