EMAIL THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND

World journal of microbiology & biotechnology

Bioresolution of racemic phenyl glycidyl ether by a putative recombinant epoxide hydrolase from Streptomyces griseus NBRC 13350.


PMID 28378221

Abstract

In order to produce enantiomerically pure epoxides for the synthesis of value-added chemicals, a novel putative epoxide hydrolase (EH) sgeh was cloned and overexpressed in pET28a/Escherichia coli BL21(DE3). The 1047 bp sgeh gene was mined from Streptomyces griseus NBRC 13350 genome sequence. The recombinant hexahistidyl-tagged SGEH was purified (16.6-fold) by immobilized metal-affinity chromatography, with 90% yield as a homodimer of 100 kDa. The recombinant E. coli whole cells overexpressing SGEH could kinetically resolve racemic phenyl glycidyl ether (PGE) into (R)-PGE with 98% ee, 40% yield, and enantiomeric ratio (E) of 20. This was achieved under the optimized reaction conditions i.e. cell/substrate ratio of 20:1 (w/w) at pH 7.5 and 20 °C in 10% (v/v) dimethylformamide (DMF) in a 10 h reaction. 99% enantiopure (R)-PGE was obtained when the reaction time was prolonged to 12 h with a yield of 34%. In conclusion, an economically viable and environment friendly green process for the production of enantiopure (R)-PGE was developed by using wet cells of E. coli expressing recombinant SGEH.

Related Materials

Product #

Image

Description

Molecular Formula

Add to Cart

469785
Benzyl glycidyl ether, 99%
C10H12O2
CDS006368
diglycidyl ether, AldrichCPR
C6H10O3