Supercritical Carbon Dioxide in the Biotechnology of Amphiphiles

José da Cruz Francisco, Estera Dey

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This article is an overview, introducing the currently used supercritical carbon
dioxide (scCO2) based technology in association to biotechnological
applications. Within each application, the basic principles of the technique, a
description of the instrumentation, methodology, and problems encountered, and
advantages over the traditional methods are discussed. The areas covered in this
paper include pure supercritical CO2 properties, coـsolvents role, and the
interactions between the scCO2 and the amphiphiles involved. Extraction and
reaction are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-105
JournalCellular & Molecular Biology Letters
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


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