Biocatalytic synthesis, antimicrobial properties and toxicity studies of arginine derivative surfactants

Abstract

Two novel arginine-based cationic surfactants were synthesized using as biocatalyst papain, an endopeptidase from Carica papaya latex, adsorbed onto polyamide. The classical substrate N α-benzoyl-arginine ethyl ester hydrochloride for the determination of cysteine and serine proteases activity was used as the arginine donor, whereas decyl- and dodecylamine… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00726-015-1979-0

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