The Aqueous Phase Behavior of Surfactants

The Aqueous Phase Behavior of Surfactants

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Surfactants play an important role in many human endeavors, ranging from consumer products (cosmetics, foods, and powdered soaps) to many aspects of biology and pharmaceuticals. This book presents researchers with the basic principles governing phase behavior of surfactants, the relationship between phase behavior and molecular structure, and the various ways in which this information can be applied. Coverage includes qualitative concepts and relationships between phase science and thermodynamics, as well as how this information can be used to describe surfactant systems.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 558 pages
  • 153.4 x 229.6 x 35.1mm | 1,015.19g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0124377602
  • 9780124377608
  • 1,770,643

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"The author has successfully accomplished his objective of transferring personal research experience to his readers. This book, which compiles extensive experimental information and the associated knowledge, is particularly usefulfor researchers working with surfactant systems, and it is an essential addition both to their personal libraries and to institutional libraries which service specialized research."
"This is a remarkable book. It contains an excellent account of the phase behaviour of surface active agents, in both aqueous binary and ternary systems....This book is well written, and the authors mastery of the subject is clearly evident."
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Table of contents

Part I: Background: Introduction. The Role of Phase Science within Physical Science. Part II: Physical Chemistry: The Thermodynamics of Immiscibility. Phase Diagrams and the Phase Rule. The Characteristic Features of Surfactant Phase Behavior. The Kinetic and Mechanistic Aspects of Surfactant Phase Behavior. Surfactant Phase Behavior and Relative Humidity. Part III: Structural Chemistry: The Structures and Properties of Surfactant Phases. Part IV: MolecularCorrelations: Surfactant and Nonsurfactant Behavior in Amphiphilic Molecules. Hydrophilicity and Proximate Substituent Effects on Phase Behavior. Lipophilicity, Remote Substituent Effects, and HLB. The Influence of Third Components on Aqueous Surfactant Phase Behavior. Miscellaneous: The Relationship of the Physical Science of Surfactants to Their Utility. A History of Surfactant Phase Science. Appendices. Subject Index.
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