Data for: Convenient preparation of sagittatoside B, a rare bioactive secondary flavonol glycoside, by recyclable and integrated biphase enzymatic hydrolysis
Sagittatoside B, a rare secondary flavonol glycoside in Epimedii Folium, has much better in vivo bioactivities than its original glycoside epimedin B. Its preparation methods, such as acidic hydrolysis, are of low efficiency, with byproducts generated. The objective of this study was to establish a novel catalysis system for convenient preparation of this compound based on recyclable and integrated biphase enzymatic hydrolysis. β-dextranase was selected from five commercial enzymes due to the best catalysis performance. After optimization of conditions, the biphase system was constructed with propyl acetate and HAc-NaAc buffer (pH 4.5) (1:1, v/v) containing β-dextranase/epimedin B (1:2, w/w), and the hydrolysis was performed at 60°C for 1 h. Consequently, epimedin B was completely hydrolyzed to sagittatoside B, and 95.69% of the product has been transferred into organic phase, moreover a high conversion rate had been achieved at 93.98% even after the enzyme solution was used for six cycles. Additionally, the procedure was much simplified compared with conventional enzymatic hydrolysis. The newly proposed strategy is an efficient and promising approach for the preparation of sagittatoside B in industrial application.