University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (8): 132-136.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201902011

Special Issue: 化学科普(2019)

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Surfactant Family: Past and Present

Haibo ZHANG1,*(),Yunling BAI2,Qiong DING1   

  1. 1 National Demonstration Center for Experimental Chemistry Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, P. R. China
    2 School of Humanities and Arts, Wuhan College of Media and Communications, Wuhan 430205, P. R. China
  • Received:2019-02-21 Accepted:2019-04-03 Published:2019-04-17
  • Contact: Haibo ZHANG
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Surfactants and related products are closely related to the daily life of humankind and play a vital role in industrial production. In this paper, the classification, developing history and future direction of surfactants are introduced by means of anthropomorphism. In addition, it addresses the principles of related physical chemistry, so that the readers could understand the relevant theories and knowledge of surfactant chemistry with a pleasant reading experience.

Key words: Surfactant, Classification, History of development


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