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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.

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

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Submitted
22 Apr 2016
Accepted
02 Jun 2016
First published
06 Jun 2016

Green Chem., 2017,19, 367-371
Article type
Communication
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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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