Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 14, Issue 10, pp 937–940

Lipase-catalyzed hydrolysis of Crambe oil in AOT-isooctane reversed micelles


  • Johannes T. P. Derksen
    • Agrotechnological Research Institute (ATO-DLO)
  • F. Petrus Cuperus
    • Agrotechnological Research Institute (ATO-DLO)

DOI: 10.1007/BF01020633

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Derksen, J.T.P. & Cuperus, F.P. Biotechnol Lett (1992) 14: 937. doi:10.1007/BF01020633


The hydrolysis by 1,3-specific lipases (Humicola lanuginosa, Mucor miehei, Rhizopus delemar andRhizopus javanicus) of the highly symmetric, high molecular weight triglycerides fromCrambe abyssinica (Crambe) seed oil is studied in an AOT-stabilized microemulsion system. Enzyme kinetic data shows that, of the lipases studied,Rhizopus javanicus lipases exerts the highest hydrolytic activity towards this new seed oil.

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