Microbial production of diols as platform chemicals: recent progresses.

Abstract:

:Diols are chemicals with two hydroxyl groups which have a wide range of appealing applications as chemicals and fuels. In particular, four diol compounds, namely 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PDO), 1,2-propanediol (1,2-PDO), 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BDO) and 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BDO) can be biotechnologically produced by direct microbial bioconversion of renewable materials. These diols are considered as platform green chemicals. We review and discuss here the recent development in the microbial production of these diols, especially regarding the engineering of production strains and optimization of the fermentation processes.

journal_name

Curr Opin Biotechnol

authors

Zeng AP,Sabra W

doi

10.1016/j.copbio.2011.05.005

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2011-12-01 00:00:00

pages

749-57

issue

6

eissn

0958-1669

issn

1879-0429

pii

S0958-1669(11)00092-9

journal_volume

22

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