CalB immo 5587 was jointly developed and is co-marketed by c-LEcta and Purolite.
Immobilized, recombinant Lipase B from Candida antarctica (CalB) produced by microbial fermentation with Pichia pastoris. CalB immo 5587 is an adsorbed preparation and is particularly suitable for applications where cost is an essential parameter, like biodiesel or industrial oil manufacture. The lipase is immobilized by adsorption on a a cost-effective carrier developed for lipase immobilization. Purolite ’s highly hydrophobic carrier D5587 is a styrene/DVB co-polymer that allows to contain costs still maintaining a reasonable good enzyme activity upon lipase immobilization.
CalB Immo 5587 has many advantages compared to similar commercial preparations:
- cost-effective in processes like biodiesel manufacture
- highly robust carrier, particularly suitable for column configurations
- security of supply from kg to ton scale
- full regulatory support

Principal Applications

  • Esterifications (regio- and stereo-selective)
  • Transesterfication
  • Amidation
  • Fats and oils modification
  • Hydrolysis of esters


  • High mechanical stability
  • Cost-effective
  • Optimal for all applications in organic solvents
  • Immobilized by adsorption on hydrophobic carrier styrene/DVB
  • Security of supply from Kg to ton scale
  • Full regulatory support

Regulatory Approvals

  • Compliant with FDA regulation 21CFR177.2710
  • Compliant with ResAP(2004) 3
  • Halal
  • Kosher in 2018
  • TSE/BSE/GMO free

Typical Packaging

  • 10g
  • 50g
  • 250 g
  • 1Kg

Typical Physical & Chemical Characteristics:

Appearance White to slightly yellow spherical beads
Supplied as Dry
Particle Size Range 300 - 710 µm
Total moisture 0 - 5 %
Enzyme activity (min.) 4.000 PLU/gdry
Expiry date (from date of manufacture) 1 year
Optimal storage condition 2 - 8 °C