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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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Novel water‐in‐oil emulsion prevents skin damage

Particulate matter (PM), such as air pollutants and pollens, are known to cause skin aging through skin inflammation. It is important to develop formulations, which protect the skin from PM. Researchers from Pola Chemical Industries in Japan previously developed a conventional water‐in‐oil emulsion with a synthetic surfactant, distearyldimonium chloride, modified...

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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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Study on biodegradability a biosurfactant

Over the last few years, the global biosurfactant market has raised due to the increasing awareness among consumers, for the use of biological or bio‐based products. Because of their composition, it can be speculated that these are more biocompatible and more biodegradable than their chemical homologous. However, at the moment,...

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Huntsman sells surfactants business

Huntsman Corporation recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its chemical intermediates businesses, which includes PO/MTBE, and its surfactants businesses to Indorama Ventures in a transaction valued at $2.076 billion, comprising a cash purchase price of $2.0 billion plus the transfer of up to approximately $76...

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