Microbial kinetic resolution of 2-substituted-1-propanol

K. Miyamoto, K. Fujimori, J. I. Hirano, H. Ohta

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Micro-organisms that assimilate 2-phenylethanol were screened from soil and strains that enantioselectively oxidized 2-phenyl-1-propanol to 2-phenylpropanoic acid were selected. By optimizing the cultural conditions as well as the reaction conditions, various enantiomerically enriched 2-substituted propanoic acids and 2-aryl-1-propanols were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalBiocatalysis and Biotransformation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 5


  • 2-substituted-1-propanol
  • Enzymatic oxidation
  • Kinetic resolution
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry


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