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

Robert Lassfolk, Anu Suonpää, Klara Birikh, Reko Leino

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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.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)14737–14740
JournalChemical Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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