An ethoxylated alkyl phosphated (an anionic surfactant) for the promotion of activity of proteases and its potential use in the enzymatic processing of wool

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2006

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0141-5492

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Springer

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Peer reviewed

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This paper brought the new outcome of the use of specific anionic surfactant in the enzymatic treatment of wool. It demonstrated that specific anionic surfactant can be not only compatible with proteases but also promote their proteolytic activity in the enzymatic treatment of wool. This is breaking through the widely use of non-ionic surfactant in the enzymatic processes. This will be significant impact on wool industry to achieve efficient enzymatic scouring processes as well as the enzyme based detergents for garment washing.

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Shen, J.S., Zhang, Q., Smith, E. and Bishop, D. (2006) An ethoxylated alkyl phosphated (an anionic surfactant) for the promotion of activity of proteases and its potential use in the enzymatic processing of wool. Biotechnolgy Letters, 28, pp. 717-723.

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