Poly(ethylene glycol)-lipase complex that is catalytically active for alcoholysis reactions in ionic liquids

Tatsuo Maruyama, Shinichiro Nagasawa, Masahiro Goto

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Abstract

Lipase-catalyzed alcoholysis was investigated in three different ionic liquids. Lyophilized native lipase had a low activity in all the ionic liquids but a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-lipase complex (with a molar ratio of the polymer/enzyme of 10:1) had an increased activity of over 14-fold. Of several lipases tested, PEG-lipase PS (from Pseudomonas cepacia) exhibited the highest actiyity (1.07 mmol/(hg-1 protein)) in 1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1341-1345
Number of pages5
JournalBiotechnology letters
Volume24
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2002

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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