Specification sheet - Bola Sophorolipids
AVAILABLE at KILOGRAM scale.
Synonyms: 2B-O-B-D-glucopyranosyl-B-D-glucopyranosyl or
Chemical formula: C42H74O23
Molecular weight: 948 g/mol
Appearance: white powder
Purity: > 95 %
CMC (critical micelle concentration): 271 mg/L
Surface tension water @ CMC: 41 mN/m
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Application research in progress (new-to-nature molecules) for pharma (formulation), nanotechnology (macromolecular assembly) and typical surfactant applications (see below).
Good emulsification of oil in water, non-irritant, good degreasing, good rinse aid (less scale deposition), good film forming properties (good spreading onto the surface), low foaming.
Perfect micelle formation in water with diameter independent of the concentration.
No antibacterial/antifungal activities detected so far.
All products are now listed in their most 'purified' (dried) form (best stability for long time storage). They can also be supplied as concentrated liquids/gels/pastes, which can make formulation easier. Only products with a C18:1 fatty acids chain are displayed in the figures, but C18:2, C18:0, C16:0 and C16:1 intermediates are also present in these samples in small amounts. When only the C18:1 intermediate (or another chain length) is required, these products can be produced, but these products are not (yet) offered as a standard.
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