What Problems Arise When Enzymatic Synthesis of Structured Di- and Triglycerides Is Performed?

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This chapter describes the batch and continuous reactors used in structured diglyceride and triglyceride (ST) synthesis, and analyzes and discusses the several problems found in the literature and in the practical settings for the production of STs, especially when scaling to industry is considered. The problems of adsorbent use, the reaction media composition, the relative adsorption of substrates and products, the secondary contamination due to protein leaching in some immobilized systems, the perturbations introduced by the adsorbents, the main problems of enzyme inhibition or inactivation due to glycerol/fatty acids and several others are discussed in this chapter.


Enzymatic performance Batch reactors Continuous reactors Adsorbents Acyl migration 


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