Surfactant Publications

What Is 1,4-Dioxane? – Limiting Use in Consumer Products

Posted on: April 21, 2020

Consumers want to buy detergents, household cleaners, and personal care products formulated with ingredients which are: produced to be in an environmentally-friendly method safe for use in our households and communities obtained using sustainable (i.e. […]

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Plant-Derived and Natural Surfactants

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Paradigm shifts in market segments are commonly governed by societal reactions to external influences from science or engineering. A global push to reduce an economy’s energy-dependence on fossil fuels is a prime example of how […]

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What Is a Hydrophobic Compound?

Posted on: January 6, 2020

Have you ever smelled something so repugnant that you had to leave the room? Have you ever disliked a co-worker so much that you could no longer stand to be in the same space as […]

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Surfactants: Types and Uses

Posted on: September 17, 2019

Surfactants, a nickname for “surface active agents,” as coined by Antara Products in the 1950sa, are a type of molecule that contains both a water-loving (hydrophilic) and a water-fearing (hydrophobic) portion. This unique structure is […]

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C9-C11 Alcohol Ethoxylates | Uses of CAS 68439-46-3

Posted on: January 23, 2019

Alcohol ethoxylates, which are produced via the ring-opening oligomerization of ethylene oxide via a fatty alcohol initiator, are a special class of nonionic surfactants that are commonly used in a variety of industrial and commercial […]

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Long Chain Alcohol Ethoxylates – Uses and More

Posted on: January 13, 2019

When choosing a surfactant for a particular use, it is imperative to understand how a surfactant’s molecular structure governs its physical and application properties. As all surfactants contain a hydrophilic ‘head’ that is covalently bound […]

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