Lipase catalyzed esterification of lactic acid

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Abstract

Reactions between lactic acid and alcohols or carboxylic acids catalyzed by lipase from Candida antarctica were evaluated with hexane as solvent. Lactic acid was a good acyl donor and esters of both primary and secondary alcohols were effectively synthesized. No interfering dimer formation due to lactic acid acting as both nucleophile and acyl donor was observed. In agreement with this, no esterification occurred between lactic acid and carboxylic acids.

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  • Lund University
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  • Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Volume19
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Apr 28
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes