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This research investigates the use of seven natural deep eutectic solvents (NADESs) for valorisation of orange peel waste, with the final goal to propose a unique NADES for integrated biorefinery. Initial screening of NADESs revealed the excellent ability of cholinium-based NADES with ethylene glycol as hydrogen bond donor (ChEg50) to serve as a medium for orange peel-catalysed kinetic resolution (hydrolysis) of (R,S)-1-phenylethyl acetate with high enantioselectivity (ee = 83.2%, X  = 35%), as well as it's stabilizing effect on the hydrolytic enzymes (hydrolytic enzymes within ChEg50 peel extract were stabile during 20 days at 4 °C). The ChEg50 also showed a satisfactory capacity to extract D-limonene (0.5 mg gFW-1), and excellent capacity to extract polyphenols (45.7 mg gFW-1), and proteins (7.7 mg gFW-1) from the peel. Based on the obtained results, the integrated biorefinery of orange peel waste using ChEg50 in a multistep process was performed. Firstly, enantioselective kinetic resolution was performed (step I; ee = 83.2%, X  = 35%), followed by isolation of the product 1-phenylethanol (step II; h = 82.2%) and extraction of polyphenols (step III; h = 86.8%) from impoverished medium. Finally, the residual orange peel was analysed for sugar and lignin content, and results revealed the potential of waste peel for the anaerobic co-digestion process. The main bottlenecks and futures perspective of NADES-assisted integrated biorefinery of orange peel waste were outlined through SWOT analysis. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Manuela Panić, Martina Andlar, Marina Tišma, Tonči Rezić, Darijo Šibalić, Marina Cvjetko Bubalo, Ivana Radojčić Redovniković. Natural deep eutectic solvent as a unique solvent for valorisation of orange peel waste by the integrated biorefinery approach. Waste management (New York, N.Y.). 2021 Feb 01;120:340-350

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