Application of Bacterial Pigments as Colorant

The Malaysian Perspective

  • Wan Azlina Ahmad
  • Wan Yunus Wan Ahmad
  • Zainul Akmar Zakaria
  • Nur Zulaikha Yusof

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Wan Azlina Ahmad, Wan Yunus Wan Ahmad, Zainul Akmar Zakaria, Nur Zulaikha Yusof
    Pages 1-23
  3. Wan Azlina Ahmad, Wan Yunus Wan Ahmad, Zainul Akmar Zakaria, Nur Zulaikha Yusof
    Pages 25-44
  4. Wan Azlina Ahmad, Wan Yunus Wan Ahmad, Zainul Akmar Zakaria, Nur Zulaikha Yusof
    Pages 45-56
  5. Wan Azlina Ahmad, Wan Yunus Wan Ahmad, Zainul Akmar Zakaria, Nur Zulaikha Yusof
    Pages 57-74
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 75-77

About this book

Introduction

Environmental concerns regarding continuous use of synthetic dyes saw a revival in the demand for natural dyes as natural dyes exhibit better biodegradability and generally have a higher compatibility with the environment. However, one of the limitations on the use of natural dyes or pigments is the low extraction yield factors (a few grams of pigment per kg of dried raw material). Therefore, the exploitation of other biological sources such as fungi, bacteria and cell cultures offers interesting alternative. Microbial pigments such as from bacterial origins offer the advantage in terms of production compared to pigments extracted from vegetables or animals, due to its simple cell and fast culturing technique. This book offers interesting insight into initial works carried out to demonstrate the potential use of bacterial pigment as colorant for various applications.

Keywords

Bacterial Pigments Collorants Microbial Pigments Natural Dyes

Authors and affiliations

  • Wan Azlina Ahmad
    • 1
  • Wan Yunus Wan Ahmad
    • 2
  • Zainul Akmar Zakaria
    • 3
  • Nur Zulaikha Yusof
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Science, Department of ChemistryUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudai JohorMalaysia
  2. 2., Faculty of Applied SciencesUniversiti Teknologi MARAShah AlamMalaysia
  3. 3.Faculty of Science, Department of ChemistryUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudai JohorMalaysia
  4. 4.Faculty of Science, Department of ChemistryUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudai JohorMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24520-6
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-24519-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-24520-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
  • About this book