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.
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.
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