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Molecules 2014, 19(7), 9203-9214; doi:10.3390/molecules19079203

Tuning of Essential Oil Properties by Enzymatic Treatment: Towards Sustainable Processes for the Generation of New Fragrance Ingredients

Institut de Chimie de Nice, UMR 7272 CNRS - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice, France
Received: 22 May 2014 / Revised: 18 June 2014 / Accepted: 23 June 2014 / Published: 1 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Abstract

In this review, several strategies of modification of essential oils by enzymatic treatment are presented. Being either applied before or after the production of the essential oil, enzymatic methods are shown to be particularly adapted to attain the required selectivity, specificity and efficiency in sustainable processes delivering products eligible for the natural grade. Examples dealing with the optimization of the properties of essential oils in terms of biological activity, odor and safety are provided, and it is likely that these strategies will address other type of properties in the future, such as the physico-chemical properties, for example. View Full-Text
Keywords: biocatalysis; fragrance chemistry; green chemistry; natural extracts; remediation biocatalysis; fragrance chemistry; green chemistry; natural extracts; remediation
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Antoniotti, S. Tuning of Essential Oil Properties by Enzymatic Treatment: Towards Sustainable Processes for the Generation of New Fragrance Ingredients. Molecules 2014, 19, 9203-9214.

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