Aqueous Biphasic Systems: The Greener Approach For Separation Of Biomolecules
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Dr. R.L. Gardas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

                       

Aqueous Biphasic Systems: The Greener Approach For Separation Of Biomolecules

The separation and recovery of biological molecules from biomass or fermentation media with minimum environmental effect is a tedious task, and developing such efficient and cost-effective downstream processes remains a main challenge. Traditional liquid-liquid extractions are effective in various stages of downstream processes; however, they raise environmental concerns due to the use of volatile organic solvents that may denature the targeted molecules. Moreover, existing techniques have several limitations in terms of selectivity, efficiency, cost, and complexity of processes. Aqueous biphasic systems (ABS) are...

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