Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 12, Issue 11, pp 825–830 | Cite as

Preparation of monomeric acrylic ester intermediates using lipase catalysed transesterifications in organic solvents

  • Adam B. Hajjar
  • Peter F. Nicks
  • Christopher J. Knowles
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Summary

Acrylate monoesters were synthesized on a preparative scale by the regioselective enzymatic transesterification of a range of diols dissolved in ethyl acrylate using a commercial lipase fromChromobacteriumviscosum.

Keywords

Ester Ethyl Organic Chemistry Lipase Organic Solvent 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam B. Hajjar
    • 1
  • Peter F. Nicks
    • 2
  • Christopher J. Knowles
    • 1
  1. 1.Biological LaboratoryUniversity of KentCanterbury
  2. 2.Research DepartmentICI PaintsSlough

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