Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 201–205 | Cite as

Two-phase extraction culture of Botryococcus braunii producing long-chain unsaturated hydrocarbons

  • Sang-Jun Sim
  • Jin-Young An
  • Byung-Woo Kim


Hydrocarbon recovery was 32% and the total production of hydrocarbon in a two-phase extraction culture of Botryococcus braunii was 675 mg l−1, which was 19% higher than that of single-phase culture. Addition of 60 ml dihexyl ether at mid-growth phase gave the highest yield. Specific growth rate and recovery of hydrocarbon in this case were 0.022 h−1 and 26%, respectively.

Botryococcus braunii hydrocarbon two-phase extraction 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sang-Jun Sim
    • 1
  • Jin-Young An
    • 1
  • Byung-Woo Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Clean Technology Research CenterKorea Institute of Science and TechnologySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonSouth Korea

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