Effect of product partition on the synthesis of butyl-β-D-galactoside from Aspergillus oryzae

Kevin Muñoz, Diego Ahumada, Felipe Arenas, Cecilia Guerrero, Andrés Illanes, Carlos Vera

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Abstract

The effect of donor substrate and products partitioning on the performance of butyl-β-galactoside synthesis with Aspergillus oryzae β-galactosidase was studied. Firstly, the partition coefficient of the donor substrate (lactose) and the reaction products (glucose, galactose and butyl-β-galactoside) were determined in the aqueous and organic phases of the reaction medium. In the temperature range studied (30 to 50 °C), butyl β-galactoside was roughly 130 and 30-fold more soluble in the organic phase than lactose and the monosaccharides, respectively. Afterward, the effect of the 1-butanol/ aqueous phase ratio (α) on the reaction was evaluated in the range from 0.25 to 4. Results show that higher values of α reduce the incidence of secondary hydrolysis by favoring the extraction of butyl-β-galactoside into the organic phase where it is not hydrolyzed, leading to higher yields. Also, major interfacial properties for butyl-β-galactoside were determined at 25 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125697
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume340
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alkyl-glycoside
  • Butyl-β-galactoside
  • Lactose
  • β-galactosidase

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