Ester synthesis by a crude lipase of Rhizopus oligosporus in an aqueous system

Takashi Ishii, Takao Mori, Jiacong Chen, Yoshio Itoh, Susumu Shimura, Kotaro Kirimura, Shoji Usami

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    Ester synthesis in an aqueous system using a crude lipase of Rhizopus oligosporus was investigated. Oleic acid was used as a substrate to evaluate the yield of esterification. Oleyl alcohol was esterified with the yield of 44.0%. In the primary alcohols (C1∼C10), 1-propanol was esterified with the maximum yield of 38.5%. The lipase was able to esterify secondary alcohols, and 2-propanol was esterified with a maximum yield of 36.5%.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)188-189
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Fermentation and Bioengineering
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1990


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Bioengineering

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