A Review of Biosurfactants (Glycolipids): The Characteristics, Composition and Application

1Mohammed Kammas Abdul Kareem and Amel H. Mussa

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Abstract:

Biosurfactants are natural products with surface-active propriety, it could produce by different various types of microorganisms. The Biosurfactants as biological compounds had various aspects of applications in different field of life including environmental applications, oil recovery and bioremediation, as well as in pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Biosurfactants could be classified interdepend to the molecular weight M.W, physic-chemical exclusivity and mode of their action. Glycolipids one of most important biosurfactants, includes rhamnolipids, trehalolipids and sophorolipids enhanced widely advertence due to their low toxicity, friendly to environment and readily of biodegradation.

Keywords:

Biosurfactant, Biodegradation, Rhamnolipids, Trehalolipids, Sophorolipids, Glycolipids.

Paper Details
Month4
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 5
Pages3795-3807