Aqueous-phase behavior and vesicle formation of natural glycolipid biosurfactant, mannosylerythritol lipid-B.

@article{Worakitkanchanakul2008AqueousphaseBA,
  title={Aqueous-phase behavior and vesicle formation of natural glycolipid biosurfactant, mannosylerythritol lipid-B.},
  author={Wannasiri Worakitkanchanakul and Tomohiro Imura and Tokuma Fukuoka and Tomotake Morita and Hideki Sakai and Masahiko Abe and Ratana Rujiravanit and Sumaeth Chavadej and Hiroyuki Minamikawa and Dai Kitamoto},
  journal={Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces},
  year={2008},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={106-12}
}
Mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs) are one of the most promising glycolipid biosurfactants produced by yeast strains of the genus Pseudozyma. In this study, the aqueous-phase behavior of a new monoacetyl MEL derivative, 1-O-beta-(2',3'-di-O-alka(e)noyl-6'-O-acetyl-d-mannopyranosyl)-d-erythritol (MEL-B), was investigated using polarized optical microscopy, small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The present MEL-B… CONTINUE READING