Screening for reduction of aldehydes and ketones by solventogenic cultures of the strict anaerobe, Clostridium acetobutylicum

Edward M. Green, Mohd. Sahaid Kalil, Paul Williams, Gillian M. Stephens

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Abstract

A simple procedure for screening Clostridium acetobutylicum for biotransformations to produce alcohols was developed by supplementing rich medium with glucose and butyric acid to obtain butanol-producing cultures. No special apparatus was required to maintain anaerobic conditions. The validity of the method was established by demonstrating that the cultures could reduce alicyclic and aromatic aldehydes and ketones to the corresponding alcohols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-738
Number of pages6
JournalBiotechnology Techniques
Volume8
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Clostridium acetobutylicum
Clostridium
Ketones
Aldehydes
Screening
Alcohols
Butanols
Butyric acid
Butyric Acid
Biotransformation
Butenes
Glucose

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Screening for reduction of aldehydes and ketones by solventogenic cultures of the strict anaerobe, Clostridium acetobutylicum. / Green, Edward M.; Kalil, Mohd. Sahaid; Williams, Paul; Stephens, Gillian M.

In: Biotechnology Techniques, Vol. 8, No. 10, 10.1994, p. 733-738.

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