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Efficient Selection of Bio-Based Surfactants for Emulsion Polymerization

Sander van Loon – Mar 24, 2017

Selecting Bio-Based Surfactants for Emulsion PolymerizationThe emulsion stability is a major concern while performing emulsion polymerizations and hence, the selection of right surfactant (or a blend of surfactants) allowing green chemical specialties in the product becomes very important.

Although, the selection of bio-based surfactants is been carried out via “trial and error” or HLB approaches since a while, but both the processes face some limitations and are quite expensive and time consuming too…

Fortunately, a new theory HLD-NAC has been introduced for emulsion polymerization that has already been proved in various fields, allows a fast and practical selection of right surfactants for the development of (micro-) emulsions.

It’s an extremely versatile, reliable and effective approach towards emulsion polymerization... Do you know why? Read on to find out more!

2 Comments on "Efficient Selection of Bio-Based Surfactants for Emulsion Polymerization"
saleem r Apr 2, 2017
A beautiful and informative article regarding bio based coating technology and good effort to make environmentally paints and other products
Titus S Mar 29, 2017
Dear Sander, thank you for interesting article, however, some details are omitted necessary for full understanding What is nonionic salinity? For me salinity is concentration of salts. One would expect different effect of salinity for mono- and multivalent ions, even between sodium and lithium e.g. in case of SDS. 'Cc is known in a 50:50 (vol) blend' my understanding would be 'surfactant curvature' is determined by surfactant molecular architecture and would therefore not depend on mixing ratio oil/water??? EACN - BA and VA, what is SDHS, why do test at 2 concentrations, why is SDHS 4% related to Ssurf 0.18 g/ 100 ml? Lauryl glucoside should be one glucose ring per molecule - what makes it an APG (polyglucoside)? Term co-surfactant is generally used with meaning of added to improve surfactant action, e.g. hexanol to SDS. Then OC-25 is second compound in surfactant mixture 10/1. Why is it added, when lauryl glucoside is selected as ideal?

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