Optimization and Determination of Kinetic Parameters of the Synthesis of 5-Lauryl-hydroxymethylfurfural Catalyzed by Lipases

Uribe, Jorge; Lienqueo, Maria Elena; Guajardo, Nadia


Hydroxymethylfurfural esters (HMF-esters) have great potential for additive development; for this reason, the goal of this work was to study the optimization of the esterification conversion of HFM and lauric acid using two lipases: the Novozym 435 (R) biocatalyst and immobilized lipase from Thermomyces lanuginosus (TL). For the optimization of conversion, a three-level three-factorial Box-Behnken experimental design was used. The models achieved a good fit (R-2 over 90%) for reactions catalyzed with Novozym 435 (R) and immobilized TL lipase. The best conversion, 78.4%, was achieved with immobilized TL lipase using 30 mM HMF, 16 U of biocatalytic activity, and 50 degrees C. The kinetic parameters without inhibition by the substrate were determined using the Michaelis-Menten mechanism, whereby V-Max for both biocatalysts reached the highest values at 50 degrees C, and the highest enzyme-substrate affinities (low K-m) were reached at temperatures of 30 degrees C and 40 degrees C. It can be concluded that immobilized TL lipase has the potential to catalyze this reaction since, under optimal reaction conditions, an 80.6% conversion (value predicted) could be achieved.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000917271200001 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: CATALYSTS
Volumen: 13
Número: 1
Editorial: MDPI
Fecha de publicación: 2023


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