Enzymatic Formation of Colorants
Type of DegreeThesis
DepartmentPolymer and Fiber Engineering
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The aim of this research is to understand if colorants can be synthesized enzymatically, and if the formed products can be used in various applications. Several phenolic compounds were chosen and reacted in the presence of laccase under moderate conditions, which resulted in colored products. Using a combination of techniques (DSC, IR, GC–MS, NMR), an attempt was made to characterize the newly synthesized colorants. In terms of application, the colorants were used to dye linen fabric and added to transparent films.