Method of producing long chain wax esters from ethanol

Procédé de production d'esters de cire à longues chaînes à partir de l'éthanol

Verfahren zur Herstellung von langkettigen Wachsestern aus Äthanol

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A process for producing wax esters having the general structural formula RCO 2 R', where R and R' are radicals selected from the group consisting of CH 3 (CH 2 ) a CH=CH(CH 2 ) b - and CH 3 (CH 2 ) c - where a + b = 12-14 for R and 13-15 for R' and where c = 14-16 for R and 15-17 for R'. The method includes aerobically incubating a culture of microorganisms of the genus Acinetobacter species HOI-N, in an aqueous mineral salts solution containing ethanol as a primary food source. Incubation is performed at a temperature known to produce a desired percentage of diene, monoene and saturated R and R' moieties in the mixture.

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