Microbiologic oxidation of isosafrole into piperonal.

The biotransformation of isosafrole by Cladosporium sphaerospermum yielded piperonal, which is a compound of great commercial importance in the flavor and fragrance industries. The experiments were performed in 500-mL conical flasks containing 100 mL of Czapek-modified medium in an orbital shaker with controlled agitation and temperature. Spores of C… CONTINUE READING