Abilities of some higher plants to hydrolyze the acetates of phenols and aromatic-aliphatic alcohols

Agnieszka Mironowicz, Krystyna Kromer, Paweł Pawłowicz, Antoni Siewiński


In the biotransformations carried out under the same conditions, the whole intact plants of Spirodela punctata, Nephrolepis exaltata, Cyrtomium falcatum, Nephrolepis cordifolia and the suspension cultures of Helianthus tuberosus, Daucus carota and Petunia hybrida hydrolyze (partially or totally) the ester bonds of the acetates of phenols and aromatic-aliphatic alcohols and also the menthyl acetate. Nevertheless, the methyl esters of aromatic acids, structurally similar to the former substrates, do not undergo hydrolysis. At the same time, the viability of first four plants was observed for different levels of acetate concentration. The method of continuous preparative hydrolysis of the same acetates was worked out in Cyrtomium falcatum culture.


Spirodela punctata; Nephrolepis exaltata; Cyrtomium falcatum; Nephrolepis cordifolia; Helianthus tuberosus; Daucus carota; Petunia hybrida; intact plants; suspension cultures; hydrolysis of esters; shikimic acid derivatives

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