Enzymatic synthesis of alkyl xylobioside and xyloside from xylan and alcohol

Shuichi Matsumura, Yasuyoshi Kinta, Kazuya Sakiyama, Kazunobu Toshima

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Alkyl β-D-xylobioside and alkyl β-D-xyloside were prepared by the one-pot reaction of xylan and a fatty alcohol, such as 1-octanol, 1-decanol, 2-octanol and 2-ethylhexanol using the cell-free culture filtrate of the xylan-assimilating strain, Aureobasidium pullulans KK415. Using this strain, a novel surfactant, alkyl β-D-xylobioside, was produced as the main product when the alcohol and xylan was incubated at a temperature of 65°C and pH 4.5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-1340
Number of pages6
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Nov 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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