Journal of Proteomics & EnzymologyISSN: 2470-1289

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Research Article, J Biocatal Biotransformation Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Bioconversion of R-(+)- Limonene to α-Terpineol in Emulsion Systems

Mirsasan Mirpour1*, Abdullah Kuang Dzulkefly2 and Fatemeh Alikhani1
1Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan Branch, Guilan, Iran
2Chemistry Department, University of Putra Malaysia, 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
Corresponding author : Mirsasan Mirpour
Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan Branch, Guilan, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 08, 2013 Accepted: December 19, 2013 Published: December 25, 2013
Citation: Mirpour M, Dzulkefly AK, Alikhani1 F (2013) Bioconversion of R-(+)-Limonene to a-Terpineol in Emulsion Systems. J Biocatal Biotransformation 2:2. doi:10.4172/2324-9099.1000110

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Bioconversion; Emulsion system; Fungi; R(+)-limonene; α-terpineol; Growth optimization

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