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

M. S. 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 pages3
    JournalBiotechnology Letters
    Volume19
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

    Keywords

    • Demethylation (biol.
    • catechol prodn. by O-demethylation of 2-methoxyphenol using obligate anaerobe, Acetobacterium woodii)
    • Acetobacterium woodii (catechol prodn. by O-demethylation of 2-methoxyphenol using obligate anaerobe, Acetobacterium woodii)
    • Acetobacterium catechol fermn methoxyphenol demethylation

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