Practical Production of 6-O-Octanoyl-D-allose and Its Biological Activity on Plant Growth
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The transesterification of <small>D</small>-allose (the C-3 epimer of <small>D</small>-glucose) with vinyl octanoate using <I>Candida antarctica</I> lipase in tetrahydrofuran proceeded with high regioselectivity to produce 6-<I>O</I>-octanoyl-<small>D</small>-allose with nearly complete conversion. The growth-inhibiting activity of 6-<I>O</I>-octanoyl-<small>D</small>-allose on lettuce seedlings was about 6-fold greater than that of <small>D</small>-allose.
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(8), 2010-2012, 2006-08-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry