emulsan

emulsan

[i′məl·sən]
(biochemistry)
A lipopolysaccharide produced by a strain of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, used to stabilize oil-in-water emulsions.
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Surfactants are known to inhibit microbial adhesion to hydrophobic surfaces, to hydrocarbons by emulsan (20), and to plastics by chlorhexidine gluconate (21) and Tween 20 (22).
Rosenberg, "Inhibition of Bacterial Adherence to Hydrocarbons and Epithelial Cells by Emulsan", Infect.