Formation of 4-vinyl guaiacol as an intermediate in bioconversion of ferulic acid by Schizophyllum commune.

In order to utilize phenolic compounds in unused biomass resources, the metabolic pathway of ferulic acid by way of a white-rot fungus, Schizophyllum commune, was investigated. Ferulic acid was immediately degraded, and the formation of 4-vinyl guaiacol was confirmed by GC-MS analysis. The metabolic test of ferulic acid and its degradation products… CONTINUE READING