Chapter 10. Lecithin and Other Phospholipids

  1. Mikael Kjellin PhD industrial research leader2 and
  2. Ingegärd Johansson3
  1. Willem van Nieuwenhuyzen

Published Online: 11 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686607.ch10

Surfactants from Renewable Resources

Surfactants from Renewable Resources

How to Cite

van Nieuwenhuyzen, W. (2010) Lecithin and Other Phospholipids, in Surfactants from Renewable Resources (eds M. Kjellin and I. Johansson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686607.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden

  2. 3

    AkzoNobel Surfactants, Stenungsund, Sweden

Author Information

  1. Lecipro Consulting, Limmen, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470760413

Online ISBN: 9780470686607



  • lecithin and other phospholipids;
  • soya lecithin production;
  • oil seed production and lecithin recovery;
  • qualitative thin layer chromatography (TLC);
  • high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) methods;
  • 31P-NMR analyses of lecithins from soya beans and phospholipid differences;
  • standard refined lecithins - largest share of lecithin group emulsifiers;
  • lecithin enzymatic hydrolysis;
  • ‘zwitter-ion’ group of PE - modified or removed;
  • skin softening properties in cosmetic formulations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sources and Production

  • Composition

  • Quality and Analysis of Lecithins

  • Modification

  • Emulsifying Properties

  • Applications

  • Legislation and Reach

  • Conclusion

  • References