R&D Magazine Features GlycoSurf’s Green Surfactants

R&D Magazine Features GlycoSurf’s Green Surfactants

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Green Surfactants Close to Surface

Dipping one’s hands in frothy, soapy water and washing is a simple process. But there are chemical compounds behind what allows soaps and detergents to be effective, namely surfactants.

Surfactants are compounds with the unique ability to reduce surface tension between liquids and solids, or two non-mixing liquids, and facilitate spreading.

According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), “most surfactants are currently made from nonrenewable petroleum sources.” But a research team from the Univ. of Arizona, with $4.5 million support from the NSF, is exploring the efficacy of green surfactants… click here to read the full article.

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