New enzymes for transformation of fatty acids
Oils and fats are the most important raw materials for the chemical industry. Until recently, industrial oleochemistry has concentrated predominantly on the carboxy functionality of fatty acids but nowadays modern methods have been applied extensively to fatty acid compounds for the selective functionalization of the alkyl chain (e.g. processes for manufacturing 9/10 hydroxy stearic acids from oleic sunflower oil and their use in making lubricant grease compounds). Scientists at the University of Göttingen isolated and developed new enzymes for strategic transformation of fatty acids.
Nowadays modern biotechnology methods are applied to fatty acid compounds for selective functionalization of alkyl chains. Here, regio-selectivity and stereo- specificity are of upmost importance. Scientists at the University of Göttingen isolated and developed new enzymes for strategic transformation of fatty acids.
Scientists at the University of Göttingen isolated and developed new enzymes for strategic transformation of fatty acids with high regio-selectivity and stereo- specificity.
9/13 Divinylether synthase (9/13 DES):
Production of high value chemicals and intermediate chemicals for pharmaceutical, food, perfume, detergent and chemical industry (e.g. fragrance, flavors, food, detergents, lubricants, surfactants, coatings, paints, biopolymers and plasticizers).
Proof of concept in laboratory setting.
We are licensing these enzyme technologies for further development (no IPR).
Dr. Stefan Uhle