Kinetics of Ethyl Acetate Formation by Lipase in Organic Solvent and Solvent-Free System

K. Bélafi-Bakó, A. Kabiri Badr, N. Nemestóthy, U. Ehrenstein, L. Gubicza

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Manufacturing of ethyl acetate by lipase in both organic solvent and solvent-free system was studied and the apparent kinetics of the reaction was analyzed following the Michaelis - Menten model. It was found that substrate (acid) inhibition occurred during the reaction, regardless of the media used. In order to characterize the kinetics, constants of the reaction (K M, υmax, and KI) were determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-281
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Papers
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 5 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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