Document Type

Patent

Abstract

Methods and systems for the isomerization and fermentation of xylose and hexose sugars using an immobilized enzyme system capable of sustaining two different pH microenvironments in a single vessel are disclosed. Bilayer particles are dispersed in a mixture comprising an ionic borate source and xylose. The bilayer particles have an inner of a xylose isomerase having a pH of 6 or above, and an outer region having a second enzymatic activity at an acidic pH.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US8507232

Publication Date

8-13-2013

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Application Number

12/811288

Filing Date

January 2009

Primary Class

435/161

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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