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Ethoxylated Fatty Alcohols: mild for fabric, skin and wallet

01 Jan 2009

Fatty alcohols are hydrophobic; water repellent. To make a surfactant molecule out of fatty alcohols one side should hold a hydrophilic group. Like this, dirt can dissolve in the fatty part, while the hydrophilic group maintains contact with the water; the principle of washing. Contrary to negatively charged cleaners (anionic surfactants) and positively charged cleaners… Read more