In this Perspective, the use of ionic liquids as alternative reaction media to traditional organic solvents for the biosynthesis of sugar fatty acids esters is explored. Sugar fatty acids are extremely important industrially as non-ionic surfactants in a wide range of applications in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
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Enzymatic synthesis of sugar fatty acid esters in ionic liquids
Zhen Yang and Ze-Lin Huang
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, Advance Article