Specialist Surfactants by I.D. RobbSpecialist Surfactants by I.D. Robb

Specialist Surfactants

byI.D. Robb

Paperback | September 26, 2011

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Surfactants are vital components in biological systems, are key ingredients in many formulated products and play an important role in many industrial processes. The property which makes surfactants so useful is their ability to stabilize complex colloidal and interfacial systems. It is not surprising therefore that many new surfactant materials are developed, many of which have novel properties. However because their potential is not fully appreciated they remain underutilized by industry. The main purpose of this book is to illustrate the utility of a range of novel surfactants, in particular those which have been found useful in specific areas and which seem to offer promise across a wider range of applications. The contributors are drawn from industry and academic research and provide a comprehensive account of the preparation, properties and applications of these specialist surfactants. Research chemists in industry and academia will find this book a concise and authoritative account of this important group of surfactants.
Title:Specialist SurfactantsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pagesPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401071950

ISBN - 13:9789401071956

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Table of Contents

Introduction to specialist surfactants. Self-assembly patterns in double- and triple-chained ionic surfactants. Catanionic surfactants. Bolaform and dimeric (gemini) surfactants. Fluorinated and semi-fluorinated surfactants. Siloxane surfactants. Alkyl polyglucosides. Low-molecular weight organogelators.