Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Online ISSN : 1347-6947
Print ISSN : 0916-8451
Microbiology & Fermentation Technology
A New Double Coupling System: Synthesis of Citronellyl Acetate via Transacetylation to Citronellol from Acetyl Coenzyme A Produced from Glucose and Free Fatty Acids
Shinobu ODAHiromichi OHTA
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2001 Volume 65 Issue 8 Pages 1917-1919


A double coupling system, which couples metabolism of glucose and transacetylation, is a unique procedure for the production of acetic esters. In the novel coupling system described in this article, acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA) was supplied via metabolism of both glucose and exogenous saturated fatty acids. While short and middle chain fatty acids having C4-8 were very biotoxic, myristic acid (C14) was effectively used as a source of acetyl-CoA.

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