Our project partners CSIC IRNAS, CIB & JenaBios recently submitted a manuscript on fatty acid epoxidation that has just been published in ChemCatChem, joining their work forces even before the project start.
Recently discovered fungal unspecific peroxygenases from Marasmius rotula and Chaetomium globosum catalyze the epoxidation of unsaturated fatty acids (FA) and FA methyl esters (FAME), unlike the well‐known peroxygenases from Agrocybe aegerita and Coprinopsis cinerea. Reactions of a series of unsaturated FA and FAME with cis‐configuration revealed high (up to 100%) substrate conversion and selectivity towards epoxidation, although some significant differences were observed between enzymes and substrates with the best results being obtained with the C. globosum enzyme.
More here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cctc.201800849
Within the scope of the European project SUSBIND, in cooperation with different companies and university partners our Austrian project partner WoodK+ provided two PhD student positions within the Area “Wood Materials Technologies” (WMT), where innovative adhesives are developed in the team “Advanced Bonding”.
The “Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH” (Wood K plus) provides research and development services for the industry in the field of wood composite materials and wood chemistry.
To read more news from WoodK+: https://www.wood-kplus.at/en/news