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NOVEL MATERIALS DERIVED FROM FERMENTATION-PRODUCED RHAMNOLIPIDS AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION

United States Patent Application

20170175151
A1
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A method of preparing a product derived from a rhamnolipid includes the steps of: providing a rhamnolipid, combining the rhamnolipid with a reagent, allowing the rhamnolipid and reagent to react to form a product derived from the rhamnolipid, and collecting the product derived from the rhamnolipid. An exemplary product is dimeric .beta.-hydroxy fatty acid.
Ju, Lu-Kwang (Akron, OH), Miao, Shida (Washington, DC)
15/ 127,172
March 19, 2015
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under award #2009-10001-05112 awarded by the US Department of Agriculture/Department of Energy for "Supercritical Methods for Biorefinery of Rubber-Bearing Guayule Biomass." The government has certain rights in the invention.