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Understanding how soap molecules help proteins get in and out of shape

Understanding the interactions between proteins and soap molecules (surfactants) has long been important for the industry, particularly within detergents and cosmetics. The anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) is known to unfold globular proteins, while the nonionic surfactant octaethylene glycol monododecyl ether (C12E8) does the opposite, i.e. it helps proteins...

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Nouryon and Ineos break ground

The two companies have broken ground on new facilities to be built at Ineos’ Köln site in Germany. The units will produce raw materials for Nouryon’s high-quality, readily biodegradable chelates, used in detergents and other industries. The plants are due to be completed in 2021-2022....

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Rapid and simple identification and quantification of components in detergent formulations by NMR Spectroscopy

In a recently published study a rapid, inexpensive, and simple high‐resolution NMR spectroscopic method is outlined for determining the content of surfactants and other low‐molecular‐weight organic compounds in detergent formulations. With simple sample preparation, quantitative results can be obtained from an internal standard and/or the method can be used as...

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Low‐toxic and non-irritant biosurfactant surfactin and its performances in detergent formulations

Developing eco‐friendly, nonirritant, low‐toxic, and high‐efficient surface active ingredients for detergents is an ongoing challenge in the detergent field. Surfactin is one of the representative lipopeptides produced by microorganisms. In a recently published article, Chinese researchers report the surfactin isolated from cell‐free broth of Bacillus subtilis HSO121 and purified by...

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