Enantioselective esterification of glycidol by surfactant-lipase complexes in organic media

Shin Ya Okazaki, Noriho Kamiya, Masahiro Goto, Fumiyuki Nakashio

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Enantioselective esterification of glycidol has been performed with lauric acid in organic media dosed with surfactant-lipase complexes as catalysts. Lipase derived from various biomaterial sources was complexed with nonionic surfactant, dioleyl-N-D-glucono-L-glutamate, prior to use. Surfactant-lipase D (from Rhizopus delemar) complex had a higher enantioselectivity (v(R)/v(S) = 7.6) than the other lipases and the corresponding initial reaction rate was averaging 100-fold better than that of native powder lipase D in cyclohexane at 35°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-543
Number of pages3
JournalBiotechnology letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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