Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A

, Volume 91, Issue 13, pp 2690–2695 | Cite as

Synergism and Physicochemical Properties of Anionic/Amphoteric Surfactant Mixtures with Nonionic Surfactant of Amine Oxide Type

  • S. M. Blagojević
  • N. D. Pejić
  • S. N. Blagojević
Photochemistry and Magnetochemistry


The physicochemical properties of initial formulation, that is anionic/amphoteric surfactants mixture SLES/AOS/CAB (sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), α-olefin sulfonates (AOS) and cocamidopropyl betaine (CAB) at ratio 80 : 15 : 5) with nonionic surfactant of amine oxide type (lauramine oxide (AO)) in various concentration (1–5%) were studied. To characterize the surfactants mixture, the critical micelle concentration (CMC), surface tension (γ), foam volume, biodegradability and irritability were determined. This study showed that adding of AO in those mixtures lowered both γ and CMC as well as enhanced SLES/AOS/CAB foaming properties, but did not significantly affect biodegradability and irritability of initial formulation. Moreover, an increase in AO concentration has a meaningful synergistic effect on the initial formulation properties. All those results indicates that a nonionic surfactant of amine oxide type significantly improves the performance of anionic/amphoteric mixed micelle systems, and because of that anionic/amphoteric/nonionic mixture can be used in considerably lower concentrations as a cleaning formulation.


surfactants liquid cleaning formulation foaming irritability biodegradability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Blagojević
    • 1
  • N. D. Pejić
    • 1
  • S. N. Blagojević
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Belgrade, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Physical Chemistry and Instrumental MethodsBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Institute of General and Physical ChemistryBelgradeSerbia

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