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Evonik develops new enzymatic process for serine

October 17, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

Evonik Industries says it has developed a more efficient process for the enzymatic synthesis of the amino acids D-serine, L-serine, and DL-serine. The company says it has expanded capacity at its production plant at Nanning, China, to implement the enzymatic synthesis on a large scale. Serine is used in the production of pharmaceutical ingredients, nutrition, and in cosmetics, mainly skin- and hair-care products. "With the expansion of the production capacities in Nanning, we can produce serine in all forms while being fully backward integrated," says...

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