Student working on plastic engineering lab

Polysaccharide based Alternatives:

Polysaccharides, specifically due to it abundance, renewable and non-toxic properties makes it an ideal candidate for bio-surfactants. 

Starting materials were selected based on 
  • non-toxic nature and biodegradability 
  • occurrence from natural and renewable resources 
  • easily availability in abundance
  • low cost, preferably waste product

Modification Methods:

Our work establishes modification methods of natural occurring materials in aqueous/non-toxic solvents, carried out in accordance to the principles of green chemistry. The polysaccharides were modified through ‘greener’ synthesis routes using chemical, enzymatic and microwave-assisted synthesis.


Transforming Fruit Waste to Biodegradable and Safer Surfactants