Preparation of Genipin by Hydrolysis of Geniposide with Co-Immobilized Enzyme
Co-immobilize enzyme by cross-linking and embedding, optimize conditions for immobilizing, determinate the enzymatic properties of co-immobilized enzyme and study the methods for preparation of genipin using co-immobilized enzyme to hydrolyze geniposide. Optimized immobilizing conditions include glutaraldehyde concentration being 0.15%, cross-linking temperature being 20°C, cross-linking time being 2 hours, the activity of co-immobilized β-glucosidase and cell reaches to 65.33U/mg and the enzyme activity recovery being 52.63%. Enzymatic properties of co-immobilized enzyme are following: optimum temperature is 55°C and optimum pH is 5.0. The transformation experiments are carried out with co-immobilized enzyme. The results show that half-life of co-immobilized enzyme reaches around 40 days, higher than the normal immobilized enzyme. The conversion rate of geniposide is above 95% after 8 hours. The genipin is isolated, purified and recrystallized to reach more than 98% of purity by High Performance Liquid Chromatography. Advantages to prepare genipin using co-immobilized enzyme include low cost, high yield, environmental friendly and easy to manufacturing.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
H. Z. Liang et al., "Preparation of Genipin by Hydrolysis of Geniposide with Co-Immobilized Enzyme", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 1793-1798, 2011