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Biotransformation of ethyl p-methoxycinnamate from Kaempferia galanga L. using Aspergillus niger

Nor Hazwani Mohd Hasali, Muhammad Nor Omar, Ahmad Muzammil Zuberdi, Helmi Yousif AlFarra

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Int. J. Biosci.3(7), 148-155, July 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/3.7.148-155


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Studies were carried out on the extraction of the rhizome of Kaempferia galanga L. using steam distillation and supercritical fluid extraction (SFE). After purification, the major compound of the K. galanga L. extract, ethyl p-methoxycinnamate (EPMC) was identified by NMR and MS spectrometry. Biotransformation of EPMC using Aspergillus niger afforded ethyl p-hydroxycinnamate in 24% yield.


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