Bioconversion of R-(+)- Limonene to Î±-Terpineol in Emulsion Systems
Bioconversion of R-(+)- Limonene to α-Terpineol in Emulsion Systems
Bioconversions of limonene are traditionally carried out in aqueous solutions which are compatible with enzymes but not with limonene, thus leading to lower yield. This paper reports bioconversion of R-(+)-limonene to α-terpineol by fungi in emulsion systems. The emulsion was prepared by dispersing a mixture of decane and limonene into an aqueous phase containing potato dextrose broth (PDB) and Tween 80 surfactant.