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New Products and Applications in Surfactant Technology

1st Edition

Edited by David R. Karsa


245 pages

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Hardback: 9780849397387
pub: 1998-06-09
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Surfactant technology represents a vibrant and challenging area of physico-chemical science - exact mechanisms of well-established processes are not often fully understood, thus creating continued debate. Journals are available which briefly report on the range of advances in this area, and there are books focusing on specific classes of surfactant or their defined end-uses. However, the Annual Surfactants Review series presents important recent developments in surfactant technology in a clear, informative, and thorough style, fully appraising the latest developments for all those interested in surface chemistry.

New Products and Applications in Surfactant Technology, Volume 1 of Annual Surfactants Review, covers new products and applications in surfactant technology, including detailed chapters on cationic, polymeric, and "hybrid" fluorocarbon/hydrocarbon surfactants and bio-surfactants as well as esters of alpha-sulphonated fatty acids.

Discussions include:

  • Production, physico-chemical properties, and applications of these products

  • A Japanese perspective on surfactants for personal care products

  • The use of surfactant systems for the environmental remediation of contaminated land

  • The biodegradability, aquatic toxicity and oestrogenic activity of alkylphenol ethoxylates related to health, safety, and environmental concerns

  • The physical behavior of surfactants in solutions

  • Multiple emulsions

    This volume serves as a primary resource for surfactant chemists; manufacturers and users of surfactants; analytical chemists, environmental chemists; health and safety personnel; and professionals working with surfactant formulations in specialty chemicals, polymers, and detergents.

  • Table of Contents

    Fluorocarbon/Hydrocarbon "Hybrid" Surfactants, Masahiko Abe, University of Tokyo, Japan

    Biodetergents, Tomiko Fujii, Osaka City University, Japan

    Applications of Surfactants to Personal Care Products, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Kao Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

    Methyl Ester Sulfonate, Teruhisa Satsuki, Lion Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

    Alkylphenol Ethoxylates - Biodegradability, Aquatic Toxicity and Environmental Activity, Claus D. Hager, Huls Aktiensgesellschaft, Marl, Germany

    Formulation and Industrial Applications of Multiple Emulsions, A. Silva Cunha, Faculdade de Farmacia da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; J.L. Crossiord, URA CNRS, Châtenay-Malabry, France; and M. Sellier, URA CNRS, Châtenay-Malabry, France

    Current Developments in Cationic Surfactants, Dale S. Steichen and J. Fred Gadberry, Akzo Nobel Central Research, Dobbs Ferry, New York

    Surfactants in Environmental Remediation, Jeffrey H. Harwell and Dave Sabatini, University of Oklahoma, Stillwater

    Polymeric Surfactants, Th. F. Tadros, ICI Performance Chemicals, Everberg, Belgium



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    SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic
    SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical