Whole cell biotransformations in reverse micelles

S. Prichanont, D. C. Stuckey, D. J. Leak

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Large scale biological production of chiral epoxides is still uneconomic because of the many drawbacks encountered using conventional aqueous systems. A reverse micelle technique is proposed in this project as a novel method for epoxide production. Mycobacterium sp. strain M156 containing a monooxygenase enzyme was employed as a biocatalyst for the epoxidation of allyl phenyl ether. Comparisons were made between different epoxidation phenomena in both conventional and novel systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series
Editors Anon
PublisherThe Institution of Chemical Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0852953348
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
EventProceedings of the Conference on Applied Biocatalysis - Brighton, UK
Duration: 4 Jul 19946 Jul 1994

Publication series

NameInstitution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0307-0492


ConferenceProceedings of the Conference on Applied Biocatalysis
CityBrighton, UK

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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