Preparation of (R)-Ibuprofen and Related Carboxylic Acids Using Microbial Oxidation of an Aromatic Hydrocarbon by Rhodococcus sp. BPM 1613

Takeshi Sugai, Kenji Mori

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(R)-2-(4’-Isobutylphenyl)propanoic acid (ibuprofen), (S)-3-(4’-isobutylphenyl)butanoic acid and (S)-4-(4’-isobutylphenyl)pentanoic acid were obtained using microbial oxidation of (-)-l-isobutyl-4-(1’-methyloctyl)benzene by Rhodococcus sp. BPM 1613.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2501-2504
Number of pages4
JournalAgricultural and Biological Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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