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Optimization of the parameters that affect the synthesis of magnetic copolymer styrene-divinilbezene to be used as efficient matrix for immobilizing lipases

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Silva, Mateus V. C. [1] ; Aguiar, Leandro G. [1] ; de Castro, Heizir F. [1] ; Freitas, Larissa [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Chem Engn, Engn Sch Lorena, BR-12602810 Lorena, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 2

The parameters that effect the synthesis of poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) magnetized with magnetite (STY-DVB-M) by polymerization emulsion were assessed in order to obtain magnetic beads to be used as matrix for lipase immobilization. The combined effect of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) concentration and agitation was studied using response surface methodology. A 2(2) full-factorial design was employed for experimental design and analysis of the results. The optimum PVA concentration and agitation were found to be 1wt% and 400rpm, respectively. These conditions allow attaining the best particle size distribution of the synthesized particles (80% between 80 and 24 mesh). The performance of the magnetic beads was tested as a matrix for immobilizing two microbial lipases (Lipases from Burkholderia cepacia-BCL and Pseudomonas fluorescens-AKL) by physical adsorption and high immobilization yields (>70%) and hydrolytic activities (1850Ug(-1)) were attained. The properties of free and immobilized lipases were searched and compared. Similar performance regarding the analyzed parameters (biochemical properties, kinetic constants and thermal stability) were obtained. Moreover, both immobilized lipases were found to be able to catalyze the transesterification of coconut oil with ethanol to produce fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE). Further study showed that the B. cepacia immobilized lipase could be used seven times without significant decrease of activity, revealing half-life time of 970h. {[}GRAPHICS] . (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/17833-3 - Emollient esters synthesis catalyzed by immobilized lipase on styrene-based polymers with magnetic properties
Grantee:Larissa de Freitas
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/10636-8 - From the cell factory to the Biodiesel-Bioethanol integrated biorefinery: a systems approach applied to complex problems in micro and macroscales
Grantee:Roberto de Campos Giordano
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Thematic Grants