Intensified biocatalytic production of enantiomerically pure halophenylalanines from acrylic acids using ammonium carbamate as the ammonia source

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  • External authors:
  • Syed Ahmed
  • Elina Siirola
  • Ahir Pushpanath
  • Ursula Schell


An intensified, industrially-relevant strategy for the production of enantiopure halophenylalanines has been developed using the novel combination of a cyanobacterial phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) and ammonium carbamate reaction buffer. The process boasts STYs up to >200 g L−1 d−1, ees ≥ 98% and simplified catalyst/reaction buffer preparation and work up.

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Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)4086-4089
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2016