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Rajni Hatti Kaul


Activities in the areas of:

Biotechnology for production of platform and speciality chemicals and biomaterials, biotechnological conversion of renewable feedstocks into value added products, novel enzymes for application in oxidation reactions,
downstream processing of proteins and small molecules, in situ product recovery in bioprocesses, protein stabilization methods and mechanisms, etc.


Rajni Hatti-Kaul, Lars J. Nilsson, Baozhong Zhang, Nicola Rehnberg and Stefan Lundmark

Designing biobased recyclable polymers for plastics. Trends in Biotechnology 38, 50-67 (2020) DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2019.04.011

Reuben Maghembe, Donath Damian, Abdalah Makaranga, Stephen Samwel Nyandoro, Sylvester Leonard Lyantagaye, Souvik Kusari and Rajni Hatti-Kaul

Omics for bioprospecting and drug discovery from bacteria and microalgae. Antibiotics 9(5) 229;

Ahmed H. Korany, Adel Abouhmad , Walid Bakeer, Tamer Essam, Magdy A. Amin, Rajni Hatti-Kaul and Tarek Dishisha

Comparative structural analysis of different mycobacteriophage-derived mycolylarabinogalactan esterases (Lysin B). Biomolecules 10, 45 (2020); doi: 10.3390/biom10010045

Adel Abouhmad, Ahmed H. Korany, Carl Grey, Tarek Dishisha and Rajni Hatti-Kaul

Exploring the enzymatic and antibacterial activities of novel mycobacteriophage lysin B enzymes. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21, 3176 (2020); doi:10.3390/ijms21093176

Sang-Hyun Pyo, Sara Jonsdottir Glaser, Nicola Rehnberg and Rajni Hatti-Kaul

Clean production of levulinic acid from fructose and glucose in salt water by heterogeneous catalytic dehydration. ACS Omega 5, 24, 14275-14282, 2020; DOI 10.1021/acsomega.9b04406

Sang-Hyun Pyo, Ji Hoon Park, Vanessa Srebny and Rajni Hatti-Kaul

A sustainable synthetic route for biobased 6-hydroxyhexanoic acid, adipic acid and ε-caprolactone by integrating bio- and chemical catalysis. Green Chemistry 22, 4450-4455 (2020)

Mahmoud Sayed, Niklas Warlin, Christian Hulteberg, Ian Munslow, Stefan Lundmark, Oleg Pajalic, Per Tunå, Baozhong Zhang, Sang-Hyun Pyo and Rajni Hatti-Kaul

5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from fructose: An efficient continuous process in a water-dimethyl carbonate biphasic system with high yield product recovery. Green Chemistry 22, 5402-5413 (2020), DOI: 10.1039/d0gc01422b

Rajni Hatti-Kaul and Adel Abouhmad

Extremophiles: a promising source of novel natural products. In: Biotechnological Applications of Extremophilic Microorganisms. Life at Extreme Evironments, Volume 6 (N.M. Lee, ed), Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2020, pp 1-41

For more details see:
Green chemicals and materials
Microbial diversity


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