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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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What Is Alcohol Ethoxylate?

Posted on: August 21, 2018

Alcohol ethoxylates are a class of compounds that are commonly used throughout many industrial practices and commercial markets.  These compounds are synthesized via the reaction of a fatty alcohol and ethylene oxide, resulting in a […]

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What Is Castor Oil Ethoxylate? – Uses and More

Posted on: July 24, 2018

What Is Castor Oil Ethoxylate? Castor oil ethoxylates are a very important class of surfactants that find themselves in many industrial applications and market segments.  Derived from the bio-renewable extract from the seed of the […]

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What Is Polyethyleneglycol? – PEG Uses & Applications

Posted on: July 10, 2018

What is Polyethyleneglycol? Polyethyleneglycol, or PEG for short, is a polyether consisting of a (-O-CH2-CH2-) backbone that is commonly used in many fields of academic research, industrial processing and commercial applications.  PEGs can also commonly […]

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What Is Surfactant and How Do Surfactants Work?

Posted on: June 26, 2018

What are surfactants? The term surfactant was originally coined by Antara Products in the 1950sa to stand for SURFace-ACTive-AgeNT, which is an attempt to explain ‘how surfactants work’.  This generalization basically denotes that this general […]

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