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Biotechnology letters

Enhanced biotransformation of 1,3-dichloro-2-propanol to epichlorohydrin via resin-based in situ product removal process.


PMID 23430130

Abstract

Biotransformation of 1,3-dichloro-2-propanol (DCP) to epichlorohydrin (ECH) by the whole cells of recombinant Escherichia coli expressing halohydrin dehalogenase was limited by product inhibition. To solve this problem and improve the ECH yield, a biotransformation strategy using resin-based in situ product removal (ISPR) was investigated. Seven macroporous resins were examined to adsorb ECH: resin HZD-9 was the best. When 10 % (w/v) HZD-9 was added to batch biotransformation, 53.3 mM ECH was obtained with a molar yield of 88.3 %. The supplement of the HZD-9 increased the ECH volumetric productivity from 0.5 to 2.8 mmol/l min compared to without addition of resin. In fed-batch biotransformation, this approach increased ECH from 31 to 87 mM. These results provide a promising basis for the biosynthesis of ECH.

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