Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
Summary Crude homogenate of thermophilic archaebacteriumSulfolobus solfataricus, possessing a β-glycosidase, has been used to synthesize different alkyl β-D-glycosides starting from phenyl β-D-glucoside, phenyl β-D-galactoside and lactose as carbohydrate donors. High product yield (95% with respect to the carbohydrate donor) of octyl β-D-glucoside has been obtained in a two-phase system containing 5% of water. The enantioselection for the galactosyl transfer to the secondary hydroxyl group of propane-1,2-diol is higher than that found using β-galactosidase fromE. coli.
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