A new method of synthesis of alkyl β-glycosides using sucrose as sugar donor

Kuniki Kino, Ryoko Satake, Takayuki Morimatsu, Shoko Kuratsu, Yu Shimizu, Masaru Sato, Kotaro Kirimura

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    12 Citations (Scopus)


    Cellobiose phosphorylase from Clostridium thermocellum catalyzed the β-anomer-selective synthesis of alkyl glucosides from cellobiose. Synthesis of alkyl β-glucoside from inexpensive sucrose using cellobiose phosphorylase and sucrose phosphorylase from Pseudomonas saccharophilia was investigated. By combined use of these two phosphorylases, alkyl β-glucoside was anomer-selectively synthesized from sucrose and alkyl alcohol.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2415-2417
    Number of pages3
    JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2008



    • β-anomer-selective transglucosylation
    • β-glucoside
    • Cellobiose phosphorylase
    • Sucrose phosphorylase

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry

    Cite this