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

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Johns, Melanie K, 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


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.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00664-5
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Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 290000 Engineering and Technology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords yeast, ethyl, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
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