volume 55, issue 1, P25-31 2007
DOI: 10.1002/jctb.280550105
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Abstract: Abstract The effect of pressure on the esterification reaction of ethanol with water‐immiscible organic acids, catalysed by a lipase from Mucor miehei (pH 4.5; 30°C), was studied through analysis of the kinetics and equilibrium parameters. An increase of the ethanol distribution between the aqueous and organic phases was observed by the addition of lipase and the increase of the pressure in the system. Furthermore, the enzyme showed high specificity for the acid substrate, esterifying preferentially long chai…

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