International Journal of Advanced Chemistry Research
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2
Production of bio-base surfactant Saponin from Cissuspopulnea plant leave
Tari Joel Honda, Jibrin Muhammad Yelwa, Chinda Amos, Ayuba David Mshelia
Cissuspopulnea plant shows higher surface tension and sorption behaviour property as well as foam formation/capacity far better especially leaves and roots than some commercial/synthetic surfactants (OMO) that were used in the study. This saponin- based surfactant is significantly be as an eco-friendly and may show better biodegradability than the commercial surfactants. The natural surfactant from Cissuspopulnea plants leave and roots will contribute to efforts in diversify the Nigerians economy, a way to solve the problem of non-biodegradable, high price and non-eco-friendly phenomenon that exists in the production of commercial/synthetic surfactant and add value to green chemistry and sustainable development and exploitation of the cleansing properties of saponin present in Cissuspopulnea plants.