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Bioprocessing Butanol into More Valuable Butyl Butyrate
- Xin, Fengxue, Zhang, Wenming, Jiang, Min
- Trends in biotechnology 2019
- beverages, biofuels, bioprocessing, biotransformation, butanol, butyrates, fermentation, toxicity
- The toxicity of butanol to microbial cells makes it difficult to scale-up the acetone–butanol–ethanol (ABE) fermentation process. Bioconversion of butanol into more valuable and nontoxic short-chain esters, such as butyl butyrate which is widely used in the food, beverage, and biofuel sectors, offers a promising alternative.