Chemoenzymatic synthesis of structured triacylglycerols

Arnar Halldorsson, Carlos D. Magnusson, Gudmundur G. Haraldsson*

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Six regioisomerically pure structured triacylglycerols possessing a medium-chain fatty acid (C8, C10 or C12) at the primary positions and pure eicosapentaenoic acid or docosahexaenoic acid at the secondary position of the glycerol moiety were prepared in two steps by a chemoenzymatic approach using lipase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7675-7677
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2001

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The University of Iceland Research Fund is acknowledged for financial support, Novo Nordisk in Denmark for providing the lipase free of charge, Dr. Sigridur Jonsdottir at the Science Institute for running the NMR analysis and Norsk Hydro in Porsgrunn, Norway, for providing virtually pure EPA and DHA.

Other keywords

  • 1,3-diacylglycerol
  • DHA
  • EPA
  • Esterification
  • Lipase
  • Medium-chain fatty acids
  • N-3 fatty acids
  • Structured triacylglycerol


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