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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: IONIC AND NON-IONIC SURFACTANTS PREPARED FROM GLYCEROL)

Author
item Holser, Ronald
item Doll, Kenneth - Ken
item Erhan, Sevim

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/31/2004
Publication Date: 10/11/2004
Citation: Holser, R.A., Doll, K.M., Erhan, S.Z. 2004. Ionic and non-ionic surfactants prepared from glycerol. Meeting Abstract.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Glycerol is present in many natural surfactant compounds such as glycerides and phospholipids that find use in food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products. Several novel structures were proposed that incorporate glycerol as the hydrophilic moiety or as a linking group with hydrophilic character. These compounds were compared to the natural surfactants on the basis of the hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) and critical micelle concentration (CMC) values. Synthetic routes for the preparation of these surfactants from renewable substrates were suggested.

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