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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  5

Year :  2014

Pages :   608-617

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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An Overview of Classification, Production and Biomedical Applications of Biosurfactants



Address:   Madan Ranjit Pusapati1*, Girijasankar Guntuku3, Ankamma Chowdary Yarlagadda1, Gollapalli Nagaraju2, M. Soumya1, and T.B.V. Lakshmi1
1NRI College of Pharmacy, Pothavarappadu (V), Agiripalli Mandal, Krishna District, A.P, India.
2Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lamform, Guntur Dist. A.P India.
3University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP, India
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Surfactants of microbial origin referred as biosurfactants, have potential uses in several industries like petrochemical, cosmetics, soap/detergent, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, textile, mining processes, applications in crude oil recovery and bioremediation of contaminated sites. Biosurfactants have several advantages over the chemical surfactant, such as higher biodegradability, lower toxicity, better environmental compatibility, high foaming, high selectivity and specific activity at extreme temperature, pH, salinity and ability to synthesize from renewable feed stock. This review highlights the classification, production and various biomedical applications of biosurfactants.
KEYWORDS:
Surfactants, Biosurfactants, Higher biodegradability, Environmental compatibility, Biomedical application.
Cite:
Madan Ranjit Pusapati, Girijasankar Guntuku, Ankamma Chowdary Yarlagadda, Gollapalli Nagaraju, M. Soumya, T.B.V. Lakshmi. An Overview of Classification, Production and Biomedical Applications of Biosurfactants. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(5): May, 2014; Page 608-617.
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