Chemo-Enzymatic Three-Step Conversion of Glucose to Kojic Acid

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Robert Lassfolk, Anu Suonpää, Klara Birikh, Reko Leino
Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Chemical Communications
Journal acronym: Chem. Comm.
Volume number: 55
Start page: 14737
End page: 14740
eISSN: 1359-7345


Kojic acid is an important biomolecule, currently produced by fermentation and having a wide range of potential applications. A faster and more direct chemical route could open the door for its large-scale production and wider utilization in biorefineries. Here we describe an efficient method for the preparation of kojic acid from D-glucose via glucosone by a three-step chemo-enzymatic route.

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