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Table 1 Average sunflower oil and oleyl alcohol extraction efficiency during extractive fermentation

From: Reactor microbiome enriches vegetable oil with n-caproate and n-caprylate for potential functionalized feed additive production via extractive lactate-based chain elongation

Parameter Carboxylate Lactate Food waste
Sunflower oil Oleyl alcohol Sunflower oil Oleyl alcohol
Final pH   6 ± 0.1 6.5 ± 0.1 4.8 ± 0 4.9 ± 0
KD
(distribution ratio)
nC4 0.1 ± 0 0.1 ± 0 0.2 ± 0 1 ± 0
nC5 0.2 ± 0 0.2 ± 0.2 0.6 ± 0 2.9 ± 0.1
nC6 0.5 ± 0.1 1.5 ± 0.3 2.5 ± 0 14.9 ± 0.4
nC8 n.a n.a 1.1 ± 0.1 1.1 ± 0.1
P
(partition coefficient)
nC4 1 ± 0.3 0.2 ± 0 2.6 ± 0.1 0.4 ± 0
nC5 0.4 ± 0.1 0.1 ± 0 0.9 ± 0 0.1 ± 0
nC6 0.1 ± 0 0 ± 0 0.2 ± 0 0 ± 0
nC8 n.a n.a 0.5 ± 0 0.5 ± 0.1
Recovery [%] nC4 2.3 ± 0.3 2.7 ± 0.7 5.6 ± 0.1 23.4 ± 0.3
nC5 5.7 ± 0.8 5.9 ± 5.9 15.4 ± 0.3 48.1 ± 1.1
nC6 14.4 ± 1.4 31.4 ± 5.2 44.5 ± 0.1 82.5 ± 0.4
nC8 n.a n.a 26.3 ± 1.8 25 ± 2.1
Specificity [%] nC4 18.2 ± 1 43.6 ± 13.8 30.3 ± 0.1 50.2 ± 3
nC5 8.6 ± 1.9 3.4 ± 3.4 2.1 ± 0 2.6 ± 0.1
nC6 44.1 ± 14.5 41.4 ± 12.2 54.9 ± 0 32.8 ± 3.7
nC8 n.a n.a 1 ± 0.1 0.3 ± 0