ABC  Vol.4 No.1 , February 2014
Application of prodigiosin as a colorant for polyolefines
ABSTRACT
Serratia marcescens strain 9986 is a producer of prodigiosin used as a dye of polyolefines (polyethylene, ultratene). The biosynthesis of pigment was closely connected with controlled growth parameters. A prodigiosin yield 0.2 - 0.4 mg per l of culture medium in the batch culture under aerobic conditions was obtained. Prodigiosin was extracted from crude biomass treated by 0.1% of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS). This novel elaborated stage is necessary for thermostability a dye in polymer. The consumption of prodigiosin preparation is more economical in the technology of the coloration of polyolefines. The elaborated method has been manufactured for dyeing polyethylene by biological pigment-articles of the common use corresponding to the technological standard.

Cite this paper
Ryazantseva, I. and Andreyeva, I. (2014) Application of prodigiosin as a colorant for polyolefines. Advances in Biological Chemistry, 4, 20-25. doi: 10.4236/abc.2014.41004.
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