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62298 Sigma-Aldrich

Lipase from Mucor miehei

powder, slightly brown, ~1 U/mg

Synonym: Triacylglycerol acylhydrolase, Triacylglycerol lipase

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Description

Application

Lipases are used industrially for the resolution of chiral compounds and the transesterification production of biodiesel.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Mucor miehei lipase hydrolizes triglycerides and catalyzes the synthesis of esters from glycerol and long-chain fatty acids in vitro.

Tri-, di-, and monoglycerides are hydrolyzed (in decreasing order of rate).

Lipases catalyze the hydrolysis of triacylglycerols into glycerol and free fatty acids.

Unit Definition

1 U corresponds to the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 μmol oleic acid per minute at pH 8.0 and 40 °C (triolein, Cat. No. 62314 as substrate)

Other Notes

Characterization; In the synthesis of fatty hydroxamic acids; Esterification

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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