Synthesis and Characterization of Four Diastereomers of Monorhamnolipids.

Rhamnolipids are amphiphilic glycolipids biosynthesized by bacteria that, due to their low toxicity and biodegradability, are potential replacements for synthetic surfactants. The previously limited access to pure materials at the gram scale has hindered extensive characterization of rhamnolipid structure-performance behavior. Here, we present an efficient… CONTINUE READING