One-pot synthesis of alkyl β-D-xylobioside from xylan and alcohol by acetone powder of Aureobasidium pullulans

S. Matsumura, K. Sakiyama, Kazunobu Toshima

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Alkyl β-D-xylobioside was prepared by the one-pot reaction of xylan and a fatty alcohol using acetone powder (acetone-dried cells) of Aureobasidium pullulans KK415 (ATCC 201145). Both the yields and reaction speed were significantly increased using the acetone powder compared to those of the cell-free culture filtrate. Using 0.066% acetone powder, 2-ethylhexyl, 1-octyl and 2-octyl β-D-xylobiosides were produced in the yields of 118, 80 and 74 mg per g xylan, respectively, when alcohol and xylan were incubated at 65°C for 16 h. On the other hand, C8 alkyl xylobioside was hardly produced by the resting cells of A. pullulans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1249-1253
Number of pages5
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Bioengineering

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