Glycerolysis of Tallow with Immobilized Lipase

Stevenson, David E., Stanley, Roger A. and Furneaux, Richard H. (1993) Glycerolysis of Tallow with Immobilized Lipase. Biotechnology Letters, 15 10: 1043-1048.


Author Stevenson, David E.
Stanley, Roger A.
Furneaux, Richard H.
Title Glycerolysis of Tallow with Immobilized Lipase
Journal name Biotechnology Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0141-5492
1573-6776
Publication date 1993-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00129935
Volume 15
Issue 10
Start page 1043
End page 1048
Total pages 6
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Formatted abstract Lipozyme (immobilised Mucor meihei lipase) was used to catalyse glycerolysis of melted tallow to synthesise monoglycerides. At a reaction temperature of 50 °C, a maximum 35% yield of monoglyceride was obtained. Cooling the reaction below 42°C resulted in monoglyceride crystallisation which improved the yield to up to 50% but further yield increases were prevented by solidification of the reaction mixture. Enzyme could be easily recovered by filtration after melting the reaction mixture. The reaction could also be carried out by circulating the reaction mixture through a packed column of lipozyme.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
 
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