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  • Are all surfactants classified as either emulsifiers, solubilizers, or both?

    Posted by greencup on March 28, 2024 at 9:15 am

    If there was a surfactant Venn-diagram, would there only be 2 bubbles, or 3? or could there be more?

    chemicalmatt replied 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • chemicalmatt

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    April 8, 2024 at 12:59 pm

    There would be three intersects in that Venn diagram. E.g. PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil is an emulsifier, surfactant and solubilizer. MOST emulsifiers are also surfactants, but not so much the reverse.

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