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Many industrial formulations such as detergents, paints, foodstuff and cosmetics contain both surfactants and polymers and their interaction govern many of the properties. This book is unique in that it discusses the solution chemistry of both surfactants and polymers and also the interactions between the two. The book, which is based on successful courses given by the authors since 1992, is a revised and extended version of the first edition that became a market success with six reprints since 1998. Surfactants and Polymers in Aqueous Solution is broad in scope, providing both theoretical insights and practical help for those active in the area. This book contains a thorough discussion of surfactant types and gives information of main routes of preparation. A chapter on novel surfactants has been included in the new edition. Physicochemical phenomena such as self-assembly in solution, adsorption, gel formation and foaming are discussed in detail. Particular attention is paid to the solution behaviour of surfactants and polymers containing polyoxyethylene chains. Surface active polymers are presented and their interaction with surfactants is a core topic of the book. Protein-surfactant interaction is also important and a new chapter deals with this issue. Microemulsions are treated in depth and several important application such as detergency and their use as media for chemical reactions are presented. Emulsions and the choice of emulsifier is discussed in some detail. The new edition also contains chapters on rheology and wetting. Surfactants and Polymers in Aqueous Solution is aimed at those dealing with surface chemistry research at universities and with surfactant formulation in industry.Content: Chapter 1 Introduction to Surfactants (pages 1–37): Chapter 2 Surfactant Micellization (pages 39–66): Chapter 3 Phase Behaviour of Concentrated Surfactant Systems (pages 67–96): Chapter 4 Physicochemical Properties of Surfactants and Polymers Containing Oxyethylene Groups (pages 97–118): Chapter 5 Mixed Micelles (pages 119–138): Chapter 6 Microemulsions (pages 139–155): Chapter 7 Intermolecular Interactions (pages 157–174): Chapter 8 Colloidal Forces (pages 175–191): Chapter 9 Polymers in Solution (pages 193–214): Chapter 10 Regular Solution Theory (pages 215–226): Chapter 11 Novel Surfactants (pages 227–259): Chapter 12 Surface Active Polymers (pages 261–276): Chapter 13 Surfactant–Polymer Systems (pages 277–303): Chapter 14 Surfactant–Protein Mixtures (pages 305–315): Chapter 15 An Introduction to the Rheology of Polymer and Surfactant Solutions (pages 317–335): Chapter 16 Surface Tension and Adsorption at the Air–Water Interface (pages 337–355): Chapter 17 Adsorption of Surfactants at Solid Surfaces (pages 357–387): Chapter 18 Wetting and Wetting Agents, Hydrophobization and Hydrophobizing Agents (pages 389–402): Chapter 19 Interaction of Polymers with Surfaces (pages 403–435): Chapter 20 Foaming of Surfactant Solutions (pages 437–450): Chapter 21 Emulsions and Emulsifiers (pages 451–471): Chapter 22 Microemulsions for Soil and Oil Removal (pages 473–492): Chapter 23 Chemical Reactions in Microheterogeneous Systems (pages 493–517):
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Krister Holmberg, born 1946, is a Swedish chemist.
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