Non-ionic surfactants are surfactants which do not have a charged group. The hydrophilic group is provided by a water soluble group which does not ionise. The most common are the hydroxyl group (R—OH) and the ether group (R—O—R’). Other groups are the oxide (amine oxide) and triple unsaturated bond (acetylenic alcohols).


Cloud Point Critical Micelle Concentration Ethylene Oxide Nonyl Phenol Surface Active Property 
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  1. 1.Maurice R. Porter & AssociatesCardiffUK

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