The Burkholderia cepacia lipase-catalyzed transesterification of 2-methyl-3-phenyl-1-propanol with vinyl esters proceeds with high enantioselectivity independently of the acyl chain length and the low enantioselectivity of the same reaction with 2-phenyl-1-propanol is not affected by chain length of the vinyl esters. A molecular modelling approach has been developed in order to rationalize the enzymatic results.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry