Production of biosurfactants from sugar alcohols and vegetable oils catalyzed by lipases in a nonaqueous medium
Article first published online: 18 FEB 2004
Copyright © 1988 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 208–214, 20 February 1988
How to Cite
Chopineau, J., McCafferty, F. D., Therisod, M. and Klibanov, A. M. (1988), Production of biosurfactants from sugar alcohols and vegetable oils catalyzed by lipases in a nonaqueous medium. Biotechnol. Bioeng., 31: 208–214. doi: 10.1002/bit.260310305
- Issue published online: 18 FEB 2004
- Article first published online: 18 FEB 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 JAN 1987
Porcine pancreatic and Chromobacterium viscosum lipases catalyze transesterification reactions between a number of sugar alcohols and various plant and animal oils in dry pyridine. The products of this process have been identified as primary monoesters of sugar alcohols and fatty acids. These enzymatically prepared sugar alcohol esters have been found to be excellent surfactants in terms of their ability to reduce interfacial and surface tensions and to stabilize emulsions.