Abstract: The main monomer of tomato cuticle, 10,16-dihydroxyhexadecanoic acid (10,16-DHPA) and its methyl ester derivative (methyl-10,16-dihydroxyhexadecanote; methyl-10,16-DHHD), were used to study their oligomerization reactions catalyzed by five lipases: Candida antarctica lipase B (CAL-B), Rhizomucor miehei lipase (RM), Thermomyces lanuginosus lipase (TL), Pseudomonas cepacia lipase (PCL) and porcine pancreatic lipase (PPL). For 10,16-DHPA, optimum yields were obtained at 60 °C using toluene and 2-methyl-2-butanol (2M2B) as solvent, while for methyl-10,16-DHHD the bests yields were obtained in toluene and acetonitrile. Both reactions leaded to linear polyesters according to the NMR and FT-IR analysis, and there was no data indicating the presence of branched polymers. Using optimized conditions, poly(10,16-DHPA) and poly(methyl-10,16-DHHD) with Mw = 814 and Mn = 1,206 Da, and Mw = 982 and Mn = 860 Da, respectively, were formed according to their MALDI-TOF MS and ESI-MS data. The self-assembly of the polyesters obtained were analyzed by AFM.
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Gómez-Patiño, M.B.; Cassani, J.; Jaramillo-Flores, M.E.; Zepeda-Vallejo, L.G.; Sandoval, G.; Jimenez-Estrada, M.; Arrieta-Baez, D. Oligomerization of 10,16-Dihydroxyhexadecanoic Acid and Methyl 10,16-Dihydroxyhexadecanoate Catalyzed by Lipases. Molecules 2013, 18, 9317-9333.
Gómez-Patiño MB, Cassani J, Jaramillo-Flores ME, Zepeda-Vallejo LG, Sandoval G, Jimenez-Estrada M, Arrieta-Baez D. Oligomerization of 10,16-Dihydroxyhexadecanoic Acid and Methyl 10,16-Dihydroxyhexadecanoate Catalyzed by Lipases. Molecules. 2013; 18(8):9317-9333.
Gómez-Patiño, M. Beatriz; Cassani, Julia; Jaramillo-Flores, María E.; Zepeda-Vallejo, L. Gerardo; Sandoval, Georgina; Jimenez-Estrada, Manuel; Arrieta-Baez, Daniel. 2013. "Oligomerization of 10,16-Dihydroxyhexadecanoic Acid and Methyl 10,16-Dihydroxyhexadecanoate Catalyzed by Lipases." Molecules 18, no. 8: 9317-9333.