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The use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a solvent for yeast reactions

Johns, Melanie K and Smallridge, Andrew John and Trewhella, Maurice Arthur (2001) The use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a solvent for yeast reactions. Tetrahedron Letters, 42 (25). pp. 4261-4262. ISSN 0040-4039

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Abstract

The yeast mediated reduction of ethyl acetoacetate to ethyl (S)-3-hydroxy butyrate proceeds with good yield and high enantioselectivity in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It was found that slightly more water (2 ml/g yeast) and more yeast (1.6g/mmol substrate) were required to effect complete conversion than was the case with more conventional organic solvents, such as petroleum spirit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: yeast, ethyl, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 290000 Engineering and Technology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2009 11:03
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2009 05:19
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1801
DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00664-5
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Citations in Scopus: 9 - View on Scopus

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