International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part D (2017)
Synthesis, characterization and applications of some novel cationic surfactants
The word surfactant is a combination of three word “Surface Active Agent” that lowers the surface tension between a two liquid or between a liquid or solid. These are amphiphilic molecules containing both hydrophilic (water loving) hydrophobic part (water hating). Therefore the surfactant molecules contain both a water insoluble or oil soluble and oil insoluble and water soluble components. In general view, any material which affects the surface tension can be treated as a surfactant but in the practical view, it may act as a wetting agent, emulsifiers, foaming agents and dispersants also. The first surface active product was prepared by Scholar in Germany in 1930. The curiosity of science has formed the research work in surfactant are like organization of its molecules into some interesting shapes and structures having different and unique characteristics. This article deals with synthesis, properties and applications of new novel cationic surfactants.
How to cite this article:
Divya. Synthesis, characterization and applications of some novel cationic surfactants. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):278-284.