Microorganism engineered to produce various C4-C8 esters.
Researchers at the University of California, Davis have produced small esters (C4-C8) through the manipulation of microorganisms. A genetically modified microorganism was used to produce C4-C8 esters. These esters are used in nitrocellulose lacquers, coatings for plastic substrates, high solids coatings, artificial flavouring and fragrance.
Compared to the current ester production methods which heavily depend on petroleum, this invention allows for environmentally friendly and sustainable production from a renewable source. Additionally, these esters have limited solubility in water, generating a bilayer that allows for continuous microbial production and easy purification.
|United States Of America||Issued Patent||10,174,348||01/08/2019||2013-827|
biocatalysis, esters, microorganism, fragrance, food flavoring, fruit flavoring, cosmetic, lacquer, paint, thinner, coating, genetically engineered microorganism