Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 531–536

Screening of yeasts for the production of the aroma compound 2-phenylethanol in a molasses-based medium


DOI: 10.1023/A:1022890119847

Cite this article as:
Etschmann, M., Sell, D. & Schrader, J. Biotechnology Letters (2003) 25: 531. doi:10.1023/A:1022890119847


Fourteen yeast strains were screened for production of 2-phenylethanol from l-phenylalanine with molasses as carbon source. Up to 1 g 2-phenylethanol l−1 was obtained. Using oleyl alcohol as a second phase for in situ product removal to enhance the production of 2-phenylethanol increased the yield to about 3 g 2-phenylethanol l−1 at 35 °C. The most productive strains were Kluyveromyces marxianus CBS 600 and CBS 397.

bioconversion in situ product removal molasses 2-phenylethanol yeast 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karl-Winnacker-Institut der DECHEMA e.V.Frankfurt/MainGermany

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