Lipases are used industrially for the resolution of chiral compounds and the transesterification production of biodiesel.
Resolution of chiral compounds | Transesterification production of biodiesel.
|Alternate Names||Steapsin; Glycerol ester hydrolase; Tween hydrolase; Tributyrase; PPL; Triacylglycerol acylhydrolase; Triacylglycerol lipase|
|Application Notes||Lipases are used industrially for the resolution of chiral compounds and the transesterification production of biodiesel.|
|Base Catalog Number||102189|
|Biochemical Physiological Actions||Lipases catalyze the hydrolysis of esters in aqueous solutions and the synthesis of esters in non-aqueous solutions.They also produce hydroxyl and carboxylic groups through the hydrolysis of ester linkages in poly(ethylene terephthalate).Lipases catalyze the hydrolysis of triacylglycerols into glycerol and free fatty acids.|
|Extinction Coefficient||E1%280 = 13.3(Lit.)|
|Isoelectric Point||Lipase A = 4.9 and Lipase B = 5.0 (Lit.)|
|Molecular Weight||238.202 g/mol|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter|
|Unit Definition||One USP unit of lipase activity is contained in the amount of pancreatin that liberates 1.0 µEq of acid per minute at a pH of 9.0 at 37 °C under the conditions of the assay for lipase activity.|