Guillermo Ellenrieder

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The enzymatic production of biodiesel by methanolysis of cottonseed oil was studied using immobilized Candida antarctica lipase as catalyst in t-butanol solvent. Methyl ester production and triacylglycerol disappearance were followed by HPLC chromatography. It was found, using a batch system, that enzyme inhibition caused by undissolved methanol was(More)
AIMS The study of production of Aspergillus terreus CECT 2663 alpha-L-rhamnosidase in solid state fermentation using wheat bran, washed sugar cane bagasse and polyurethane foam as substrates or supports for the enzyme production. METHODS AND RESULTS Cultures were carried out in Petri dishes under controlled temperature and humidity. Naringin or rhamnose(More)
The synthesis of alkyl-alpha-rhamnosides by alpha-rhamnosidase was studied using rhamnose and rhamnosides, particularly the flavonoid naringin, as glycosylation agents, and water soluble alcohols as acceptors. The reaction products were analyzed by HPLC chromatography and identified by 13C y 1H NMR. The glycosylation of alcohols by reverse hydrolysis was(More)
Affinity chromatography with immobilised triazine dyes was used to separate the main enzymes present in the naringinase complex produced by Aspergillus terreus CECT 2663. One α-l-rhamnosidase and two β-d-glucosidases (βG1 and βG2) were separated by a simple two-step procedure involving chromatography with Red HE-3B immobilised on Sepharose 4B first at pH(More)
AIMS Observation of the dependence of alpha-L-rhamnosidase activity on pH and temperature and the capability to hydrolyse concentrated naringin solutions and hesperidin suspensions of enzyme complexes produced by several fungi. METHODS AND RESULTS The enzymes were produced by several wild strains of mesophilic fungi grown in liquid media containing(More)
The kinetics of thermal inactivation of A. terreus alpha-rhamnosidase was studied using the substrate p-nitrophenyl alpha-L-rhamnoside between 50 degrees C and 70 degrees C. Up to 60 degrees C the inactivation of the purified enzyme was completely reversible, but samples of crude or partially purified enzyme showed partial reversibility. The presence of the(More)
The degree of polymerization of samples of acid degraded cotton cellulose has no appreciable influence on the saccharification by cellobiohydrolase I from Trichoderma viride. The increase in the number of cellulose molecule ends, achieved by a 30-fold decrease in molecular weight, does not produce the effect which could be expected for a pure end-wise mode(More)
α-l-Rhamnosidase from Aspergillus terreus was covalently immobilized on the following ferromagnetic supports: polyethylene terephthalate (Dacron-hydrazide), polysiloxane/polyvinyl alcohol (POS/PVA), and chitosan. The powdered supports were magnetized by thermal coprecipitation method using ferric and ferrous chlorides, and the immobilization was carried out(More)
As initial studies showed that enzymatic saccharification of sugar cane bagasse in columns with recycling of eluate was slightly more efficient than in agitated flasks, ethanol production by fermentation of the eluates with fast-decanting yeast and recycling of the fermentate through the bagasse columns was studied. The alcohol yield from these coupled(More)
Enzyme activity and stability in a membrane reactor for wine aroma enhancement can be higher than when the enzyme is present in a free state since the catalyst would only be in contact with the low molecular mass components of this beverage. To test this hypothesis, the activity and stability of two commercial -glucosidases were measured in the presence of(More)