Surfactants are often completely invisible to us and yet they are present in almost every chemical that we use in our daily life. They are found in toothpastes, cosmetics, sunscreens, mayonnaise, detergents, and an array of cleaning products. Traditional surfactants are known to have adverse environmental impacts spurring research into eco-friendly and cost-effective surfactants from renewable resources. Surfactants from Renewable Raw Materials examines the class of surfactants synthesized using plant-based raw materials detailing their properties, applications, bioavailability, and biodegradability. The concluding chapter reviews patent activity over the last decade.
Additional features include:
- Addresses the tremendous variation found in the raw materials used to synthesize commercially available surfactants.
- Explores the selection of raw materials based upon the desired hydrophobic group or hydrophilic group to be incorporated into the product.
- Examines the characteristics and medicinal applications of pulmonary surfactants in preterm babies as well as their probable contribution in COVID-19
- Discusses the biodegradability of surfactants to assist with the determination of truly green surfactants.
This comprehensive reference will prove indispensable for professional and academic researchers creating or working with bio-based surfactants.
Table of Contents
Surfactants based on Renewable Raw materials: An Introduction
Non-Edible oils: Potential Feedstock for Synthesis of Amino acid and Sugar based Green Surfactants
Steroids, Terpenes and alkaloids based surfactants
Sugar based Surfactants
Flavonoid based Surfactants
Biosurfactants: Introduction, Types and Industrial Applications
Prospects of biosurfactants in medicine
Synthesis and Properties of Nano-surfactants
Novel Nano-Surfactants and their Industrial Applications
Pulmonary Surfactants: Development and Respiratory Physiology
Environmental acceptability of Surfactants based on Renewable Raw Materials: Their Biochemical and Biomedical Applications
Surfactants: Patent Landscape of the Most Versatile Class of Materials
Dr Divya Bajpai Tripathy is currently a full time Assoc Professor in the department of Chemistry, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India. She has research and teaching experience of 9+ years. Dr. Divya has more than 30 research publications in reputed Journals/Book chapters/Conference proceedings to my credit. She has guided 7 Masters research students. Currently three doctorate students have been registered under her supervision. She has been principal investigator in DST funded research project. She has research collaboration with Prof. M.A.Quraishi, King Fahd University, Saudi Arab, Dr. Anjali Gupta, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Prof. Anuradha Mishra, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida.
Prof. Anuaradha Mishra is currently a full professor in the department of Applied Chemistry, School of Vocational Studies & Applied Sciences, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, India. She has been the dean of the School of Vocational Studies & Applied Sciences for almost five years. She has also been the Dean Academics for three years and the Dean Planning & Research for more than two years. She has been the Nodal Officer of her university for Skill Development Courses in collaboration with NSDC, Govt. of India and for National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC), University Grants Commission, Government of India, a body responsible for grading of Indian university. She has research and teaching experience of 25+ years and academic administrative experience of 15+ years on various senior positions. She is a recipient of coveted commonwealth fellowship award, UK and Research Award for teachers by University Grants Commission, India. Her research area is synthesis of polysaccharides-based biomaterials (green materials) for water remediation. She has worked as Commonwealth Fellow, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, Department of Chemistry, University of York, York, UK and Guest Faculty, Dept. of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She has research and academic collaboration with Professor James H. Clark, Director, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York, UK and with Dr. Rajani Srinivasan, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences and Environmental Science, College of Science and Technology, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University System, Stephenville, TX 76401, USA. She has one US patent on Polysaccharide agents and methods of their use for removing solids from water; a part of the technology has been licensed by a Company Pristana LLC, California. Prof. Anuradha has more than 100 research publications in reputed Journals/Book chapters/Conference proceedings to my credit. She has also authored/edited 05 books on polymers, and green & sustainable chemistry. She has guided 14 Ph.D. and 20 Masters research students. She has been principal investigator in many sponsored research projects. She has been member of many academic/research bodies of government organizations in India and abroad.
Dr. Anjali Gupta is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, School of Basic & Applied Sciences, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India. She has research and teaching experience of around 9 years and 6 months. She is a recipient of Young Scientist Award by Department of Science & Technology and Dr. D.S. Kothari postdoctoral fellowship by University Grants Commission, and Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, India. Her research area is In-silico screening and synthesis of naturally occurring bio-active analogs. She is involved in research collaborations with Dr. Divya Bajpai, Galgotias Univbersity, Dr. Fahmina Zafar, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi and Dr. Anujit Ghosal, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She has 14 research publications in reputed Journals/Book chapters/Conference proceedings to her credit. She has 3 Ph.D. and 7 Masters research students under my guidance. She has been a principal investigator in DST sponsored research projects and received her graduate, post-graduate and doctorate degrees from University of Delhi, Delhi. Prof. Anuradha Mishra is a full professor in the department of Applied Chemistry at Gautam Buddha University, G.B. Nagar, India. She has been the dean of the University School of Vocational Studies & Applied Sciences during 2011-2018 and also the dean, Planning & Research during 2013-2016. She has been a recipient of coveted commonwealth fellowship award, UK and Research Award for teachers by University Grants Commission, India. She has worked at Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York, York, UK and Guest Faculty, Dept. of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Her main research area is polymeric materials and green polymeric materials for water treatment. She has also authored/edited 05 books on polymers, and green & sustainable chemistry. She has been the mentor of several Ph.D and Masters research students. She has been the member of many academic/research bodies of government organizations in India. She has more than 150 research publications in Journals/Patent/Books/Book chapters/Conference proceedings to her credit.