Biotechnological production of 2-phenylethanol

This review describes the microbial production of 2-PE, and summarizes the chemical syntheses and the market situation

Etschmann M.; Bluemke W.; Sell D.; Schrader J.

2003

Scholarcy highlights

  • 2-Phenylethanol is an important flavour and fragrance compound with a rose-like odour
  • Most of the world's annual production of several thousand tons is synthesised by chemical means but, due to increasing demand for natural flavours, alternative production methods are being sought
  • This review describes the microbial production of 2-PE, and summarizes the chemical syntheses and the market situation

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