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Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 28, Issue 7, pp 511–513 | Cite as

A Simple and Green Procedure for the Microbial Effective Synthesis of 1-phenylethyl Alcohol in Both Enantiomeric Forms

  • Małgorzata Brzezińska-Rodak
  • Ewa Żymańczyk-Duda
  • Magdalena Klimek-Ochab
  • Paweł Kafarski
  • Barbara Lejczak
Article

Abstract

Both R- and S-phenylethyl alcohol of high enantiomeric purity (98%) and with a satisfactory yield (40–80%) were obtained by bioreduction of acetophenone, catalyzed by whole cells of baker’s yeast.

Keywords

acetophenone phenylethyl alcohol reduction Saccharomyces cerevisiae 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Małgorzata Brzezińska-Rodak
    • 1
  • Ewa Żymańczyk-Duda
    • 1
  • Magdalena Klimek-Ochab
    • 1
  • Paweł Kafarski
    • 1
  • Barbara Lejczak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Bioorganic ChemistryWrocław University of TechnologyWybrzeże WyspiańskiegoPoland

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