Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 14, Issue 10, pp 937–940 | Cite as

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

  • Johannes T. P. Derksen
  • F. Petrus Cuperus


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes T. P. Derksen
    • 1
  • F. Petrus Cuperus
    • 1
  1. 1.Agrotechnological Research Institute (ATO-DLO)WageningenThe Netherlands

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