Anionics are manufactured and used in greater volume than all other types of surfactants. The reason is the ease and low cost of manufacture, and they are used in practically every type of detergent, the main application of surfactants. For optimum detergency the hydrophobic group is a linear paraffin chain in the range C12–C16 and the polar group should be at one end of the chain.
KeywordsSodium Salt Maleic Anhydride Hard Water Ether Sulphate Heavy Duty Detergent
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