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We propose the use of a renewable feedstock, polysaccharide derived from bio-based waste fruit and with no competing food application as starting materials for the synthesis of biosurfactants. By the virtue of their large abundance and structural diversity, polysaccharides are ideal starting materials for well-defined modifications to create surfactants.
To significantly expand applicability of the new class of polysaccharide based surfactants developed in phase-I in numerous types of cleaning products, these bio-based surfactants require: