Biosurfactants: A Boon to Healthcare, Agriculture & Environmental Sustainability

A Review of Biosurfactant-Mediated Synthesis of Nanoparticles for Environmental Applications

Author(s): Elina Khatua, Swastika Mallick and Nilotpala Pradhan * .

Pp: 159-178 (20)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196924124010011

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)

Abstract

The potential of surfactants has been harnessed to fulfill human purposes for a long time. Biosurfactants are one of the promising bioactive molecules, produced by microorganisms, and subjected to intense research due to their chemical structure, diverse applications, and eco-friendly nature. Nanobiotechnology is an emerging scientific domain, encompassing various sectors like agriculture, medicine, bioremediation, food technology, etc. The discovery of biosurfactant coated nanoparticles has marked a breakthrough in the field of scientific research due to its cost-effectiveness and low toxicity nature. The present review emphasizes the role of discovered biosurfactants in nanoparticle synthesis and its application in the broad arena of nanotechnology and environment concerning issues.


Keywords: Biosurfactants, Glycolipids, Lipopeptides, Micro-emulsion, Nanoparticles, Surface active molecules.

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