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Fermentation 2019, 5(1), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/fermentation5010018

Application of a Multienzymatic System from Natural Latex in Key Reactions for oil-Based Biorefineries

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Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS), Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química—PLAPIQUI (UNS-CONICET), Bahía Blanca 8000, Argentina
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Centro de Investigación de Proteínas Vegetales (CIPROVE-UNLP-Centro Asociado CICPBA), Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata 1900, Argentina
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Departamento de Química, Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS), Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química—PLAPIQUI (UNS-CONICET), Bahía Blanca 8000, Argentina
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Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Received: 29 December 2018 / Revised: 23 January 2019 / Accepted: 29 January 2019 / Published: 2 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fermentation Process in Biorefinery)
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Oil-based biorefineries play a crucial role in the production of key platform chemicals that can be generated via biotechnological processes instead of a petrochemical route. This work focuses on the latex of the fruit of Araujia sericifera, which can be considered a multienzymatic system with applications in key reactions in oil-based biorefineries. The latex of Araujia sericifera (ASL) was used as a novel biocatalyst in the esterification of oleic acid and in the hydrolysis of triglycerides and p-nitrophenyl carboxylates. When ASL was compared to a commercial biocatalyst, it showed an excellent activity in the hydrolysis of soybean oil and p-nitropheyl laurate, and a comparable activity in the esterification reaction. View Full-Text
Keywords: Araujia sericifera; latex; lipase; esterification; hydrolysis; oil-based biorefinery Araujia sericifera; latex; lipase; esterification; hydrolysis; oil-based biorefinery
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Sánchez, D.A.; Morcelle, S.R.; Fait, M.E.; Tonetto, G.M.; Ferreira, M.L. Application of a Multienzymatic System from Natural Latex in Key Reactions for oil-Based Biorefineries. Fermentation 2019, 5, 18.

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