Accepted name: 2-nitrophenol 2-monooxygenase
Reaction: 2-nitrophenol + 2 NADPH + 2 H+ + O2 = catechol + nitrite + 2 NADP+ + H2O
Other name(s): 2-nitrophenol oxygenase; nitrophenol oxygenase
Systematic name: 2-nitrophenol,NADPH:oxygen 2-oxidoreductase (2-hydroxylating, nitrite-forming)
Comments: Involved in the metabolism of nitro-aromatic compounds by a strain of Pseudomonas putida.
1.  Zeyer, J., Kocher, H.P. and Timmis, N. Influence of para-substituents on the oxidative metabolism of o-nitrophenols by Pseudomonas putida B2. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 52 (1986) 334–339. [PMID: 3752997]
[EC created 1989]