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Research Project: Commercial Products from Microbial Lipids

Location: Biobased and Other Animal Co-products Research

Title: Biosynthesis and derivatization of microbial glycolipids and their potential application in tribology

Author
item Solaiman, Daniel - Dan
item Ashby, Richard - Rick
item Biresaw, Girma

Submitted to: Surfactants in Tribology
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/1/2016
Publication Date: 9/6/2017
Citation: Solaiman, D., Ashby, R.D., Biresaw, G. 2017. Biosynthesis and derivatization of microbial glycolipids and their potential application in tribology. In: Biresaw, G., Mittal, K.L., editors. Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 5. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 263-288.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Microbial-produced glycolipids are biobased products with immense potential for commercial applications. Advances in the production process have led to the lowering of production cost and the appearance of commercial products in niche markets. The ability to manipulate the molecular structure by fermentation process and chemical derivatization allows for fine-tuning of their physicochemical properties to better-suit an intended application. In this review paper, the bioprocesses for producing structurally varied microbial glycolipids are discussed. Chemical derivatization methods used to modify these molecules were presented. Finally the potential application areas for these microbial-produced glycolipids in the tribology field are proposed.