Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2007, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (11): 1448-1452. Previous Articles    




  1. (a南京农业大学食品科技学院 南京 210095)
    (b华南理工大学应用生物催化研究室 广州 510640)
  • 收稿日期:2006-12-25 修回日期:2007-05-14 发布日期:2007-10-20
  • 通讯作者: 陈志刚

Enzymatic Synthesis of Sugar Esters in Ionic Liquids

CHEN Zhi-Gang*,a,ZONG Min-Huab,GU Zhen-Xina   

  1. (a College of Food Science & Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095)
    (b Laboratory of Applied Biocatalysis, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640)
  • Received:2006-12-25 Revised:2007-05-14 Published:2007-10-20
  • Contact: CHEN Zhi-Gang

Sugar esters are nonionic surfactants. Because of their amphiphilic nature, they are widely used in pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries. In addition, sugar esters also show antitumor and/or antibiotic activities. Sugar esters could be prepared enzymatically under mild conditions with a high specificity. Synthesis of sugar esters in organic solvents is difficult due to the low solubility of sugars. As a new kind of green solvents, ionic liquids have many advantages over organic solvents for enzymatic synthesis of sugar esters. The advances achieved in this area in recent years are reviewed in this paper.

Key words: ionic liquid, enzymatic acylation, sugar ester