Lipase-catalyzed esterification of 2-monoricinolein for 1,2(2,3)-diricinolein synthesis

  title={Lipase-catalyzed esterification of 2-monoricinolein for 1,2(2,3)-diricinolein synthesis},
  author={Charlotta Turner and Seiji Wani and Rosalind Y. Wong and Jiann-Tsyh Lin and Thomas McKeon},
The purpose of this investigation was to develop conditions for producing 2-monoricinoleoyl DAG. We used lipase-catalyzed hydrolysis of triricinolein to obtain 2-monoricinolein and thereafter synthesized 1,2(2,3)-diricinolein through esterification of 2-monoricinolein, using ricinoleic acid as the acyl donor. Five different 1,3-specific immobilized lipases were tested for the initial methanolysis reaction: Candida antarctica type B, Rhizomucor miehei, Rhizopus oryzae (ROL), Thermomyces… CONTINUE READING