Alpha-amylase fungal produced from Aspergillus oryzae is categorised as 4-α-D-glucan glucanohydrolase. Alpha-amylase fungal catalyzes the endohydrolysis of (1→4)-α-D-glucosidic linkages in polysaccharides containing three or more (1→4)-α-linked D-glucose units.
Alpha-amylase fungal acts on starch, glycogen and related polysaccharides and oligosaccharides in a random way; reducing groups are liberated in the α-configuration. The term "α" relates to the initial anomeric configuration of the free sugar group released and not to the configuration of the linkage hydrolyzed.
For dry form: 10 000 U/g and 30 000 U/g
Alpha-amylase fungal is used in the following applications:
- Corn syrup, fuel ethanol, or beverage alcohol production - for liquefaction of starch to produce dextrins, which are further saccharified by glucoamylase to yield glucose, feed stock.
- Backing industry - for ensuring the continuous supply of fermentable sugar for yeast growth and gas production in dough.
- Laundry detergents - for removing starchy stains from fabrics, and to increase the efficiency and reduce chemical ingredients in detergents.