This volume provides a comprehensive overview for recognizing and producing the characteristics of successful special surfactant agents. It highlights one of the most versatile and effective surface-active surfactant agents, detailing the synthesis and production, chemical properties and behaviours, and application for alkyl polyglucosides.
Table of Contents
Structure and nomenclature of surface-active alkyl glucosides; synthesis of alkyl glucosides and alkyl polyglucosides; chemical properties and derivatization of surface-active alkyl glucosides and alkyl polyglucosides; surfactant properties; analytical chemistry of alkyl polyglucosides; ecology; toxicology and dermatology; application.
"...provides a timely synthesis and review....an essential reference....chapters dealing with chemical synthesis, surfactant properties, and applications (Chapters 3, 5, and 9, respectively) are noteworthy for both the breadth and detailed provided. In addition, the cited literature is extensive, spanning fundamental work as well as recent advances. The authors should be commended for distilling such a large body of complex information into a concise reference text."
---Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2001