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Biotechnological production of 2-phenylethanol

  •  M. Etschmann
  •  W. Bluemke
  •  D. Sell
  •  J. Schrader
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Abstract.

2-Phenylethanol (2-PE) is an important flavour and fragrance compound with a rose-like odour. Most of the world's annual production of several thousand tons is synthesised by chemical means but, due to increasing demand for natural flavours, alternative production methods are being sought. Harnessing the Ehrlich pathway of yeasts by bioconversion of L-phenylalanine to 2-PE could be an option, but in situ product removal is necessary due to product inhibition. This review describes the microbial production of 2-PE, and also summarizes the chemical syntheses and the market situation.

Keywords

Fragrance Compound Harness Odour Chemical Synthesis Annual Production 
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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  •  M. Etschmann
    • 1
  •  W. Bluemke
    • 2
  •  D. Sell
    • 1
  •  J. Schrader
    • 1
  1. 1.Dechema e.V., Biochemical Engineering Group, Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  2. 2.Institute for Chemistry, GKSS Research Centre, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

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