Our project partners making relevant collaboration on Selective Epoxidation of Fatty Acids

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

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