Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 123, Issue 1–3, pp 827–836 | Cite as

Simultaneous biocatalyst production and baeyer-villiger oxidation for bioonversion of cyclohexanone by recombinant Escherichia coli expressing cyclohexanone monooxygenase

  • Won-Heong Lee
  • Yong-Cheol Park
  • Dae-Hee Lee
  • Kyungmoon Park
  • Jin-Ho SeoEmail author
Session 5 Biobased Industrial Chemicals


Cyclohexanone monooxygenase (CHMO) catalyzing Baeyer-Villiger oxidation converts cyclic ketones into optically pure lactones, which have been used as building blocks in organic synthesis. A recombinant Escherichia coli BL21(DE3)/pMM4 expressing CHMO originated from Acinetobacter sp. NCIB 9871 was used to produce ε-caprolactone through a simultaneous biocatalyst production and Baeyer-Villiger oxidation (SPO) process. Afed-batch process was designed to obtain high cell density for improvin production of ε-caprolactone. The fed-batch SPO process have the best results, 10.2 g/L of ε-caprolactone and 0.34 g/(L·h) of productivity, corresponding to a 10.5- and 3.4-fold enhancement compared with those of the batch SPO, respectively.

Index Entries

Simultaneous biocatalyst production and Baeyer-Villiger oxidation cyclohexanone monooxygenase Escherichia coli fed-batch process ε-caprolactone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Won-Heong Lee
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yong-Cheol Park
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dae-Hee Lee
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kyungmoon Park
    • 3
  • Jin-Ho Seo
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Agricultural BiotechnologySeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Center for Agricultural BiomaterialsSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Chemical System EngineeringHongik University, YeongigunChungnamKorea

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