Carbonaceous-siliceous composite materials as immobilization support for lipase from Alcaligenes sp. Application to the synthesis of antioxidants

Claudia Bernal, Sindy Escobar, LORENA EVELYN WILSON SOTO, Andrés Illanes, Mónica Mesa

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Abstract

Two carbonaceous-siliceous composite materials, produced by hydrothermal and carbonization processes, were evaluated as immobilization support for lipase from Alcaligenes sp. These materials exhibited similar chemical characteristics but their carbon content and porous characteristics were different, which explain the catalytic behavior and stability of the biocatalysts immobilized on them. Higher activity and immobilization selectivity was achieved with the microporous material that had higher carbon content. The lipase immobilized on the mesoporous material had a higher thermal stability at 55 °C, pH 7.0 or at 40°C in tert-butanol, simulating the reaction conditions required for organic synthesis. Both biocatalysts were tested in the synthesis of palmitoyl ascorbate and they were compared with the commercial biocatalyst QLC. The synthesis conversions with the lipase immobilized in mesoporous materials and with the biocatalyst QLC were similar (50%), but only the former could be reused. These are promising biocatalysts for industrial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-103
Number of pages8
JournalCarbon
Volume74
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

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