Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol.192, No.2, 600-615, 2020
The Effectively Simultaneous Production of Cello-oligosaccharide and Glucose Mono-decanoate from Lignocellulose by Enzymatic Esterification
Cello-oligosaccharide has drawn an increasing attention as the nutritional ingredients of dietary supplements, whose quality is affected by the concentration of monosaccharide. In the present study, an effective process was developed for the simultaneous production of cello-oligosaccharide and glucose mono-decanoate from lignocellulose by enzymatic esterification. During the process, the excessive glucose in cello-oligosaccharide was converted into glucose mono-decanoate, which is a well-known biodegradable nonionic surfactant. The filter paper was initially used as the model to investigate the feasibility of the process, in which the purity of resultant cello-oligosaccharide was increased from 33.3% to 74.3%, simultaneously producing glucose mono-decanoate with a purity of 92.3%. Further verification of 3 kinds of lignocelluloses (switchgrass, cornstalk, and reed) also indicated a good performance of the process. The present process provided an effective strategy to increase the purity of resultant cello-oligosaccharide with the simultaneous production of high value-added products of sugar monoester.