Characterization and Emulsification Properties of Rhamnolipid and Sophorolipid Biosurfactants and Their Applications

  title={Characterization and Emulsification Properties of Rhamnolipid and Sophorolipid Biosurfactants and Their Applications},
  author={Thu Thi Dieu Nguyen and David Alan Sabatini},
  booktitle={International journal of molecular sciences},
Due to their non-toxic nature, biodegradability and production from renewable resources, research has shown an increasing interest in the use of biosurfactants in a wide variety of applications. This paper reviews the characterization of rhamnolipid and sophorolipid biosurfactants based on their hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity and their ability to form microemulsions with a range of oils without additives. The use of the biosurfactants in applications such as detergency and vegetable oil… CONTINUE READING
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