Characteristic and Application of the Glycolipid Biosurfactant

당지질계 미생물 계면활성제의 특성과 그의 응용

  • Lee, S.J. (Dept. of Ind. Chemistry, Chungbuk Nat. University) ;
  • Nam, K.D. (Dept. of Ind. Chemistry, Chungbuk Nat. University)
  • 이선주 (충북대학교 공과대학 공업화학과) ;
  • 남기대 (충북대학교 공과대학 공업화학과)
  • Received : 1993.02.28
  • Published : 1993.03.01


Many different types of synthetic surfactant are being used, but it is important to develop for a broad range of purposes in a large variety of different application. Biosurfactant are important because the present a much broader range of surfactant types and properties than the available synthetic surfactant Futhermore, they are easily biodegradable and low toxicity, which reduce the potential of pollution. This article discusses the structure and properties of the glycolipid biosurfactants, their production and isolation from fermentation broths and their potential applications.