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Ionic liquids: promising solvents for halal industry

Elgharbawy, Amal A.M. and Azmi, Nor Azrini Nadiha and Hamzah, Mohd. Salleh (2020) Ionic liquids: promising solvents for halal industry. Food Research, 4 (Supplementary 1 : Special Issue: Global Halal Sphere Conference 2019). pp. 52-62. E-ISSN 2550-2166

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Replacement of volatile organic solvents with ionic liquids (ILs) in industrial applications is a concerned matter and a trending approach. ILs became the choice of solvents due to their merits such as low melting points (<100°C) and insignificant vapor pressure. Despite being expansively investigated, ILs have not been intensively reviewed as eco-friendly solvents for the halal industry, which is the concept of this mini review. ILs have been used as surfactants, extractants for the purification of biomolecules, stabilizers for enzymes and in biosensors applications. Regardless of the lack of data on the toxicity of food products with ILs residues, low doses of ILs in in vitro tests did not lead to cell damage. Moreover, several ILs have stabilizing effects on biomolecules such as enzymes and proteins. Thus, new applications of ILs in the halal industry are feasible within the concept of halalan tayyiban (lawful and safe, good, wholesome).

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 8637/79032
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ionic liquids, Extraction, Purification, Biosensors, Food Halalan tayyiban
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Depositing User: Dr AMAL ELGHARBAWY
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2020 10:15
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 10:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79032

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