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Production of fatty alcohols from non-edible oils by enzymatic cascade reactions

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Abstract

A biocatalytic cascade transforming castor oil into (R,Z)-octadec-9-en-7-ol is presented by combining a lipase catalysed hydrolysis of castor oil into ricinoleic acid followed by a photoenzymatic decarboxylation into (R,Z)-octadec-9-en-7-ol. Conversion of up to 41.7% and overall product concentrations of up to 60 mM, this new bienzymatic and photocatalytic cascade exhibits significant potential for the valorisation of non-edible castor oil. The scope and limitations of the current system are described and discussed.

Graphical abstract: Production of fatty alcohols from non-edible oils by enzymatic cascade reactions

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Submitted
07 Jun 2020
Accepted
13 Jun 2020
First published
15 Jun 2020

This article is Open Access

Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2020,4, 4232-4237
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Production of fatty alcohols from non-edible oils by enzymatic cascade reactions

Y. Ma, X. Zhang, Y. Li, P. Li, F. Hollmann and Y. Wang, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2020, 4, 4232 DOI: 10.1039/D0SE00848F

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