This book contains a thorough discussion of surfactant types and gives information of main routes of preparation. A chapter on novel surfactants has been included in the new edition. Physicochemical phenomena such as self–assembly in solution, adsorption, gel formation and foaming are discussed in detail. Particular attention is paid to the solution behaviour of surfactants and polymers containing polyoxyethylene chains. Surface active polymers are presented and their interaction with surfactants is a core topic of the book. Protein–surfactant interaction is also important and a new chapter deals with this issue. Microemulsions are treated in depth and several important application such as detergency and their use as media for chemical reactions are presented. Emulsions and the choice of emulsifier is discussed in some detail. The new edition also contains chapters on rheology and wetting.
Surfactants and Polymers in Aqueous Solution is aimed at those dealing with surface chemistry research at universities and with surfactant formulation in industry.
Preface to the First Edition.
Introduction to Surfactants.
Phase Behaviour of Concentrated Surfactant Systems.
Physicochemical Properties of Surfactants and Polymers Containing Oxyethylene Groups.
Polymers in Solution.
Regular Solution Theory.
Surface Active Polymers.
An Introduction to the Rheology of Polymer and Surfactant Solutions.
Surface Tension and Adsorption at the Air–Water Interface.
Adsorption of Surfactants at Solid Surfaces.
Wetting and Wetting Agents, Hydrophobization and Hydrophobizing Agents.
Interaction of Polymers with Surfaces.
Foaming of Surfactant Solutions.
Emulsions and Emulsifiers.
Microemulsions for Soil and Oil Removal.
Chemical Reactions in Microheterogeneous Systems.