Enzymatic Synthesis of Sugar Fatty Acid Esters In

  title={Enzymatic Synthesis of Sugar Fatty Acid Esters In},
  author={Sang Yoo and Sang Joon Park and Hyon Hee Yoon},
Enzymatic synthesis of sugar fatty acid esters was performed in an organic solvent using an immobilized Candida antartica lipase and various sugars and oleic acid as substrates. A high solubility of the sugar in the solvent was needed for a high sugar ester yield. Among the sugars and solvents tested in this study, the highest yield (98 %) was obtained when xylitol and 2-methyl 2-butanol were used as the sugar and solvent, respectively. The optimal sugar-to-fatty acid ratio was in the range… CONTINUE READING