Catechol production by O-demethylation of 2-methoxyphenol using the obligate anaerobe, Acetobacterium woodii

Mohd. Sahaid Kalil, G. M. Stephens

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Abstract

Acetobacterium woodii produced catechol (up to 7.84 mM) by demethylating 2-methoxyphenol during growth in the presence or absence of fructose. The highest product concentrations were obtained when 2-methoxyphenol was the sole energy source but the highest substrate conversion (97%) was obtained in fructose-limited chemostat culture. Growing cells were the most suitable form of the biocatalyst since the catalytic activity was 5-fold higher than in harvested cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1168
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Volume19
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Acetobacterium
Guaiacol
Fructose
Chemostats
Biocatalysts
Catalyst activity
Substrates
Enzymes
Growth
catechol

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  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Bioengineering

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Catechol production by O-demethylation of 2-methoxyphenol using the obligate anaerobe, Acetobacterium woodii. / Kalil, Mohd. Sahaid; Stephens, G. M.

In: Biotechnology Letters, Vol. 19, No. 12, 1997, p. 1165-1168.

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