Effect of Key Parameters on Jacalin Extraction from Aqueous Phase into Anionic Reverse Micelles


Sharifah Fathiyah Sy Mohamad(1*), Farhan Mohd Said(2), Mimi Sakinah Abdul Munaim(3), Shahril Mohamad(4)

(1) Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia
(2) Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia
(3) Faculty of Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia
(4) Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia
(*) Corresponding Author


This study demonstrates the extraction of jacalin from crude extract of jackfruit seeds using anionic surfactant based reverse micellar system, sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate (AOT) in isooctane. Effects of various parameters, such as, NaCl concentration (0.05 – 1 M), pH of aqueous phase (pH 4 – 10), AOT concentration (5 – 150 mM), contact time (5 – 30 min) and phase volume ratio (0.5-5) on the transfer efficiency of jacalin was evaluated by changing one factor at a time (OFAT) while keeping the other parameters constant. A maximum of 83% of protein transfer was achieved after equal volume of organic and aqueous phase was stirred for 20 min using 20 mM AOT at pH 5 aqueous phase containing 0.1 M NaCl. The findings demonstrated AOT reverse micellar system as a promising and effective method to extract and purify jacalin from crude protein mixture.


Reverse micelles; sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate (AOT); Jacalin; Forward extraction efficiency (FEE)

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