Dorith Tavor

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Glycerol triacetate was successfully used as a green solvent and as the acyl donor in the transesterification of isoamyl alcohol to produce isoamyl acetate using free and immobilized Candida antarctica lipase B. Immobilized lipase was more catalytically active than free lipase and could be easily separated from the reaction mixture by filtration. In(More)
Herein the development of an alternative optic-conductive fiber configuration applied for the construction of biosensing platforms. This new approach is based on applying the chemical polymerization of pyrrole onto the surface of polymethyl metacrylate (PMMA) fibers to create a polymer--a conductive surface, onto which an additional photoactive(More)
The asymmetric hydrogenation of methyl acetoacetate was successfully performed with baker's yeast in pure glycerol and mixtures of glycerol and water. Though yeast viability was very low after exposure to glycerol, the enzymatic activity in pure glycerol was preserved for some days. In addition, a mixture of glycerol and water combined the advantageous of(More)
Four commercial brands of infant milk formula were investigated, and the amount of shelf lipid peroxidation was determined by measuring malondialdehyde (MDA) or, more exactly, thiobarbituric acid reactive substance (TBARS) levels, which are the end products of lipid peroxidation. TBARS level, indicated by MDA concentration, was higher in the vegetarian(More)
Objective. To compare oxidative stress following spontaneous vaginal delivery with that induced by Oxytocin augmented delivery. Methods. 98 women recruited prior to labor. 57 delivered spontaneously, while 41 received Oxytocin for augmentation of labor. Complicated deliveries and high-risk pregnancies were excluded. Informed consent was documented. Arterial(More)
Baker’s yeast catalyzes the asymmetric reduction of prochiral ketones in water and in various organic solvents. The reaction in water, which is the first solvent of choice for bio-reactions, led to a high product yield and enantiomeric excess, but the low miscibility of organic molecules in water resulted in lower conversions when more hydrophobic ketones(More)
The massive increase in glycerol production from the transesterification of vegetable oils has stimulated a large effort to find novel uses for this compound. Hence, the use of glycerol as a solvent for organic synthesis has drawn particular interest. Drawbacks of this green and renewable solvent are a low solubility of highly hydrophobic molecules and a(More)
Glycerol was successfully used as a green solvent and as the acyl acceptor in the transesterification of amyl and benzyl acetate using immobilized Candida antarctica lipase B. It was found that increasing either the reaction temperature or the enzyme to substrate ratio increased the conversion of both esters. Using glycerol as the solvent also enabled the(More)
A conductive surface was created for the development of a biosensing platform via chemical polymerization of pyrrole onto the surface of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) fibers, with a subsequent electrogeneration of a photoactive linker pyrrole-benzophenone (PyBz) monomer on the fiber surface. Irradiation of the benzophenone groups embedded in the(More)