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Production of (R)-1-phenylethanols through bioreduction of acetophenones by a new fungus isolate Trichothecium roseum.

Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Ataturk University, Erzurum 25240, Turkey.
Chirality (Impact Factor: 1.72). 09/2009; 22(6):543-7. DOI: 10.1002/chir.20775
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ABSTRACT A total of 120 fungal strains were isolated from soil samples and evaluated in the bioreduction of substituted acetophenones to the corresponding (R)-alcohols. Among these strains, isolate Trichothecium roseum EBK-18 was highly effective in the production of (R)-alcohols with excellent enantioselectivity (ee > 99%). Gram scale preparation of (R)-1-phenylethanol is reported.

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