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From waste to value – direct utilization of limonene from orange peel in a biocatalytic cascade reaction towards chiral carvolactone

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Abstract

In this proof of concept study we demonstrate direct utilization of limonene containing waste product orange peel as starting material for a biocatalytic cascade reaction. The product of this cascade is chiral carvolactone, a promising building block for thermoplastic polymers. Four different concepts were applied to augment limonene availability based on either water extraction solely, addition of extraction enhancers or biomass dissolution.

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The article was received on 22 Apr 2016, accepted on 02 Jun 2016 and first published on 06 Jun 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01138A
Citation: Green Chem., 2017,19, 367-371
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    From waste to value – direct utilization of limonene from orange peel in a biocatalytic cascade reaction towards chiral carvolactone

    N. Oberleitner, A. K. Ressmann, K. Bica, P. Gärtner, M. W. Fraaije, U. T. Bornscheuer, F. Rudroff and M. D. Mihovilovic, Green Chem., 2017, 19, 367
    DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01138A

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