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Biotechnology letters

Enzymatic synthesis of alkyl glucosides using Leuconostoc mesenteroides dextransucrase.


PMID 19458920

Abstract

Alkyl glucosides were synthesized by the reaction of Leuconostoc mesenteroides dextransucrase with sucrose and various alcohols. Alkyl alpha-D-glucosides were obtained with a yield of 30% (mol/mol) with primary alcohols, but secondary alcohols or tertiary alcohols gave yields below 5%. The optimal yield was 50% using 1-butyl alpha-D-glucoside with 0.9 M 1-butanol. The acceptor products of methanol or ethanol were confirmed as methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside and ethyl alpha-D: -glucopyranoside via MALDI-TOF MS and NMR analysis. Thus, methyl or ethyl alpha-D-glucoside constituted half the emulsification activities of Triton X-100 as commercially available surfactants.

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