Rhamnolipid biosurfactant is a liquid contact bio fungicide used in agricultural, horticultural and turf settings to prevent and control plant pathogens such as downy mildews, Pythium and Phytophthora. Studies have shown that rhamnolipid biosurfactant is not generally toxic but is corrosive to eyes.
When applied according to label directions by appropriately protected handlers, no adverse effects on humans or the environment are expected from the use of this bio fungicide.
CAS number: 4348-76-9
Molecular formula: C32H58O13
Molar mass: 650.79512
1# Rhamnolipid Solution:
Appearance: Brown viscous paste
Rhamnolipid: 20% min.
2# Rhamnolipid Powder
Appearance: Light brown powder
Rhamnolipid: 30% min.
Rhamnolipids are being applied to many applications in a wide range of fields because of their natural biosurfactant, emulsifying, fungicidal, antibiotic, and pharmaceutical properties. Some of the applications include:
As antimicrobial agents
As plant and animal immunity
As Stimulators of Plant Immunity
Application may be made by conventional spray, fog or drench equipment, or by chemigation or hydroponics, to treat plant foliage, fruits, roots, seeds and/or soil or growth media.
Environmental Cleanup, also known as bioremediation, is the process of removing oils, metals, and other pollutants from soil, water, coastlines, and the seabed. Rhamnolipids are proving to be a very safe and effective method of cleaning up oil and tar spills. They are also effective in sequestering and removing toxic metals from polluted soils, sands, and gravels. Since rhamnolipids are natural they are a much-preferred method of cleaning up toxic wastes and washing soil over removal and sequestering the material.
Rhamnolipids as a natural product have numerous applications in agriculture and farming. They are environmentally and ecologically safe. As a surfactant they can function as a wetting agent, sticker, and dispersal agent for the application of agricultural fungicides and pesticides. In very low dilutions they are effective as a fungicide and bactericide for certain agricultural pests. As a wetting fungicide they will prove useful in protecting foods from spoilage in storage.
4)Oil Sludge Removal
The shipment, storage, and processing of many produces, including oil and heavy petroleum products leave a large amount of oil sludge or coagulate in the shipping containers, tanks, and reaction vessels that is difficult to clean out. This reduces the amount of product delivered as well as reducing the capacity of the ship or container for the next load. Rhamnolipid’s surfactant and emulsifying properties are used to remove and recover the sludge and coagulates from the containers in an environmental manner.