Engineered bacterium produces 1,3-diaminopropane, an important industrial chemical

1,3-Diaminopropane is a three carbon diamine, which has a wide range of industrial applications including epoxy resin and cross-linking agents, as well as precursors for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and organic chemicals. For the first time, the production of 1,3-diaminopropane via fermentation of an engineered E. coli bacterium has been demonstrated by a team of scientists.