BACKGROUND: Wheat bran contains a large amount of ferulic acid, which can be released through enzymatic hydrolysis and bioconverted into vanillin. A previous study has shown that ferulic acid purification from bran carbohydrates with the Amberlite IRA 95 resin allowed an increased vanillin molar yield. In this work, alternative ferulic acid recovery methods were proposed and the possibility of exploiting the residual carbohydrate-rich water phase was explored. RESULTS: Ferulic acid was recovered from crude wheat bran hydrolyzate by: (i) a hydrophobic sorbent cartridge (ISOLUTE ENV+): (ii) ethyl acetate extraction; and (iii) the resin previously employed. The highest recovery percentage (95%) was obtained with ISOLUTE ENV+, which also allowed an interesting vanillin molar yield from ferulic acid bioconversion (75% from 0.5 mmol L−1 ferulic acid). The residual water phase was a good growth substrate for the microorganism operating the bioconversion. Cells grown on thismatrix could efficiently bioconvert the recovered ferulic acid to vanillin CONCLUSION: The possibility of efficiently recovering ferulic acid from wheat bran hydrolyzates, bioconverting it into vanillin, and valorizing the sugar-rich exhausted water fraction was demonstrated in this work. The approach allowed the production of a value-added fine-chemical from a food-industry by-product. c 2009 Society of Chemical Industry

Di Gioia D, Sciubba L., Ruzzi M., Setti L., Fava F. (2009). Production of vanillin from wheat bran hydrolyzates via microbial bioconversion. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 84, 1441-1448 [10.1002/jctb.2196].

Production of vanillin from wheat bran hydrolyzates via microbial bioconversion

DI GIOIA, DIANA;SCIUBBA, LUIGI;SETTI, LEONARDO;FAVA, FABIO
2009

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BACKGROUND: Wheat bran contains a large amount of ferulic acid, which can be released through enzymatic hydrolysis and bioconverted into vanillin. A previous study has shown that ferulic acid purification from bran carbohydrates with the Amberlite IRA 95 resin allowed an increased vanillin molar yield. In this work, alternative ferulic acid recovery methods were proposed and the possibility of exploiting the residual carbohydrate-rich water phase was explored. RESULTS: Ferulic acid was recovered from crude wheat bran hydrolyzate by: (i) a hydrophobic sorbent cartridge (ISOLUTE ENV+): (ii) ethyl acetate extraction; and (iii) the resin previously employed. The highest recovery percentage (95%) was obtained with ISOLUTE ENV+, which also allowed an interesting vanillin molar yield from ferulic acid bioconversion (75% from 0.5 mmol L−1 ferulic acid). The residual water phase was a good growth substrate for the microorganism operating the bioconversion. Cells grown on thismatrix could efficiently bioconvert the recovered ferulic acid to vanillin CONCLUSION: The possibility of efficiently recovering ferulic acid from wheat bran hydrolyzates, bioconverting it into vanillin, and valorizing the sugar-rich exhausted water fraction was demonstrated in this work. The approach allowed the production of a value-added fine-chemical from a food-industry by-product. c 2009 Society of Chemical Industry
2009
Di Gioia D, Sciubba L., Ruzzi M., Setti L., Fava F. (2009). Production of vanillin from wheat bran hydrolyzates via microbial bioconversion. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 84, 1441-1448 [10.1002/jctb.2196].
Di Gioia D; Sciubba L.; Ruzzi M.; Setti L.; Fava F.
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