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Keywords:

  • Eupergit C;
  • factorial design;
  • immobilization;
  • Streptomyces lavendulae

A new immobilized penicillin acylase (ECPVA) was obtained by covalent binding of penicillin acylase from Streptomyces lavendulae on Eupergit C. Enzymic hydrolysis of penicillin V catalysed by ECPVA was optimized using a 23 factorial design of experiments, and the selected parameters for this study were pH, temperature and substrate concentration. The immobilized enzyme showed an optimal pH value of 9.5–10.5, and an optimal temperature of 60 °C, whereas its soluble counterpart showed the same optimal pH value and a lower optimal temperature of 50 °C.