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Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry

Formation of trans-verbenol and verbenone from alpha-pinene catalysed by immobilised Picea abies cells.


PMID 15725657

Abstract

Both enantiomers and the racemate of alpha-pinene were transformed by Picea abies cells immobilised on alginate. The main products were cis- and trans-verbenol, the later being further transformed to verbenone. The enantiomeric purity of each product more or less corresponded to that of the substrate. Transformation by free cells was faster than that by the immobilised cells. The ratio of products differed to some extent between the transformation by free and immobilised cells.