Use of sustainable chemistry to produce an acyl amino acid surfactant

  title={Use of sustainable chemistry to produce an acyl amino acid surfactant},
  author={Gabriel Oscar Reznik and Prashant Vishwanath and Michelle A. Pynn and Joy M. Sitnik and Jeffrey J. Todd and Jun Jim Wu and Yan Jiang and Brendan G. Keenan and Andrew B. Castle and Richard F. Haskell and Temple F. Smith and P. Somasundaran and Kevin A. Jarrell},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
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