To select the best biocatalysts for ethanol acylations with phenylacetic and 2-phenylpropionic acids, lyophilized mycelia of Aspergillus oryzae CBS 10207, A. oryzae MM, Rhizopus oryzae CBS 11207, R. oryzae CBS 39134, R. oryzae CBS 26028 and R. oryzae CBS 32847 were tested in this study. The carboxylesterase activities of A. aryme MM and R. oryzae 11207, which revealed to be the best biocatalysts, were investigated either in 0.1 M phosphate buffer or in n-heptane to catalyze the hydrolysis or the synthesis of ethyl esters of these acids, respectively. A. oryzae proved more effective than R. oryzae, probably due to more favorable microenvironment conditions and thermodynamic scenario. The results in terms of product formation and substrate consumption versus time were used to estimate the maximum conversion yields, the equilibrium constants and the times needed to reach half maximum conversion, thus providing sufficient information about these equilibria.
Bio-synthesis and hydrolysis of ethyl phenylacetate and ethyl 2-phenylpropionate in organic solvent by lyophilized mycelia / P. Torre, A. Converti, J.M. Dominguez, L.A. Gioielli, R.N.D.M. Pitombo, F. Molinari. - In: RBCF. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE CIÊNCIAS FARMACÊUTICAS. - ISSN 1516-9332. - 43:2(2007), pp. 309-314.
|Titolo:||Bio-synthesis and hydrolysis of ethyl phenylacetate and ethyl 2-phenylpropionate in organic solvent by lyophilized mycelia|
MOLINARI, FRANCESCO ENZO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Esterification; Phenylacetic acid; 2-Phenylpropionic acid; Organic solvent; Carboxylesterase|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/11 - Chimica e Biotecnologia delle Fermentazioni|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-93322007000200018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|