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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 9, No. 3, 2006, pp. 232-236
Bioline Code: ej06031
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2006, pp. 232-236

 en Biotransformation of 1,8-cineole, the main product of Eucalyptus check for this species in other resources oils
Rodríguez, Paula; Sierra, Wilson; Rodríguez, Sonia & Menéndez, Pilar


The forest industry in Uruguay has grown considerably during the last decade. Eucalyptus check for this species in other resources plantations account for 74% of the forested land, with Eucalyptus globulus check for this species in other resources being the most widely distributed species. This industry is dedicated exclusively to the production of wood without exploiting the by-products (leaves and small branches). Eucalyptus leaves are known to contain important amounts of essential oils composed primarily of 1,8-cineole (1,3,3-trymethyl-2-oxabicyclo[2.2.2]octane). In this work, the biotransformation of 1,8-cineole, is achieved using a native bacterium ( Rhodococcus check for this species in other resources sp.) which was isolated from the soil of Eucalyptus forest. A 98% of bioconversion was achieved. Three different optically pure compounds were obtained, and they were identified as 2-endo-hydroxy-1,8-cineole, 2-exo-hydroxy-1,8-cineole and 2-oxo-1,8-cineole.

Biocatalysis, Monoterpenes, Eucalyptus, Green Chemistry.

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