R-enantioselective galactosylation of secondary alcohols using β-galactosidase

Shuichi Matsumura, Hiroki Yamazaki, Kazunobu Toshima

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Significant R-enantioselection occurred for β-galactosyl transfer to the secondary alcohols, 2-butanol, 2-octanol, 3-methyl-2-butanol, 1-phenylethanol, 1,2-propanediol, 1-methoxy-2-propanol and 3-hydroxybutanoates, with β-galactosidase from Escherichia coli. The highest R-enantioselection of 98% e.e. was for the β-galactosylation of 1-phenylethanol using β-galactosidase from E. coli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-586
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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