Soap, Fatty Acids, and Synthetic Detergents

  • Shyam Gupta
  • Deborah Wiese

Abstract

The origin of the word “soap” is traced to sacrificial Mount Sapo of ancient Roman legend. The mixture of fat and wood ashes that reacted to form soap was carried by rain to the banks of the Tiber river and found as a clay deposit useful for cleaning clothes.1

Keywords

Ethylene Oxide Iodine Value Laundry Detergent Synthetic Detergent Detergent Formulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shyam Gupta
    • 1
  • Deborah Wiese
    • 2
  1. 1.American Soap CompanyOlive BranchUSA
  2. 2.Monsanto CompanySt. LouisUSA

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