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

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

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Abstract

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
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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