Production of wax esters
Mahiran Basri. (2011) Production of wax esters.
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Wax ester are prepared by reacting a solution of palm oil in an organic solvent with oleyl alcohol in the presence of an immobilized lipase wherein molar ratio of palm oil to oleyl alcohol is between 1:2 and 1:4. Immobilized lipase used is present in an amount which is equivalent to not less that 1000 ug of protein per milli-mole of palm oil used and the reaction is carried out at 40 ⁰C to 50 ⁰C for a period of not less that 5 hours. The organic solvent used has a value of log P not less than 3.5.
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