Synthesis of cholesterol-reducing sterol esters by enzymatic catalysis in bio-based solvents or solvent-free

Adrienne Gallant Lanctôt, Thomas M. Attard, James Sherwood, Con R. McElroy, Andrew J. Hunt*

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Enzymatic synthesis of a β-sitosterol ester in bio-based solvents was compared with conventional solvents. Limonene and p-cymene gave higher initial reaction rates than n-hexane, and comparable conversions after 24 hours (∼75%). Importantly, a solvent-free system yielded the highest conversion (88%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48753-48756
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number54
Early online date11 May 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 May 2016

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