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Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 322–324 | Cite as

Production of acrylic acid and methacrylic acid using Rhodococcus rhodochrous J1 nitrilase

  • Toru Nagasawa
  • Tesuji Nakamura
  • Hideaki Yamada
Biotechnology

Summary

ε-Caprolactam-induced Rhodococcus rhodochrous J1 cells containing abundant nitrilase were used in the production of acrylic acid and methacrylic acid from acrylonitrile and methacrylonitrile, respectively. Under a periodic substrate feeding system, the highest accumulations, 390 g acrylic acid/l and 260 g methacrylic acid/l, were attained.

Keywords

Acrylic Acid Acrylonitrile High Accumulation Rhodococcus Methacrylic Acid 
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References

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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toru Nagasawa
    • 1
  • Tesuji Nakamura
    • 2
  • Hideaki Yamada
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ChemistryKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Nitto Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.YokohamaJapan

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