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Analysis of Surfactants

2nd Edition

By Thomas M. Schmitt

CRC Press

638 pages

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Hardback: 9780824704490
pub: 2001-01-23

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In the tradition of the popular first edition, Analysis of Surfactants, Second Edition offers a comprehensive and practical account of analysis methods for determining and understanding commercially important surfactants-individually and in compounds. Combining a complete review of the literature with a variety of evaluation procedures and the specifications for commercial products, this useful reference explores the key stages and latest developments for surfactant applications. This edition has been thoroughly expanded and features new sections on capillary electrophoresis, ether carboxylates, and ester quats. It is also more globally accessible with foreign language citations and SI units.

Containing over 2400 references, drawings, tables, and equations, Analysis of Surfactants, Second Edition is an recommended reference for physical, surface, colloid, and oil chemists; analytical, research, and quality assurance chemists working in the soap and detergent, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetic industries; regulatory and food scientists; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.


Praise for the first edition…

"…a useful resource….a ready reference for surfactant characterization purposes."

---Journal of the American Chemical Society

"…a very thorough resource which deserves wide acceptance among surfactant chemists in general and particularly those involved with analytical, research, and quality assurance. "


"…The presentation, including indexing, is very satisfactory."

---Faraday Transactions

Table of Contents

Characterization of Anionic Surfactants

Characterization of Nonionic Surfactants

Characterization of Cationic Surfactants

Characterization of Amphoteric Surfactants

Qualitative Analysis

Separation of Surfactants

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

Gas Chromatography

Thin-Layer Chromatography

Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

Capillary Electrophoresis

Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrophotometry

Infrared and Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Mass Spectrometry

Titration of Surfactants

Miscellaneous Analytical Methods

Environmental Analysis

Analysis of Formulated Products


About the Series

Surfactant Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical