Interactions of Surfactants with Polymers and Proteins covers work done in this area over the last 30 years and examines in detail the physico-chemical, microstructural, and applications aspects of interactions of surfactants with polymers and proteins in bulk surfaces and at interfaces. The physical chemistry of individual components (surfactants, polymers, and proteins) is discussed, and extensive coverage of interactions of surfactants with uncharged, oppositely charged, and hydrophobe modified polymers is provided. Other topics addressed include water soluble and insoluble keratinous proteins, the principles and applications of fluorescence spectroscopy, the physical properties and microstructural aspects of polymer/protein-surfactant complexes, and implications of surfactant interactions with polymers and proteins in practical systems.
Interactions of Surfactants with Polymers and Proteins provides a wealth of information for chemists involved in a number of different research areas, including cosmetics, pharmaceutics, foods, paints, pigments, lubrication, ceramics, minerals/materials processing, and biological systems.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Surfactant Solutions: Adsorption and Micellization Properties 3. Fundamentals of Polymer Solution 4. Polymer-Surfactant Interactions Part I: Uncharged Water-Soluble Polymers and Charged Surfactants Part 2: Polymer and Surfactant of Opposite Charge 1. Polymer-Surfactant Interactions-Recent Developments 2. Hydrophobe-Modified Polymers - U.P. Strauss 3. Proteins in Solutions and at Interfaces 4. Protein-Surfactant Interactions 5. Applications of Fluorescence Spectroscopy to the Study of Polymer-Surfactant Interactions 6. Applications of Polymer, Surfactant Systems