Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Ionic surfactant and Non-ionic surfactant


  • Chemist77

    May 9, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Of course, what are you trying to prepare???

  • JPJangid

    May 10, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Somebody has told me that if both will use in same formula may be neutralize. I think he is correct. this is Liquid floor cleaner.

  • OldPerry

    May 10, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    No.  A non-ionic surfactant will not neutralize an ionic surfactant.

    A cationic surfactant may neutralize an anionic surfactant but these are both ionic surfactants.

  • Chemist77

    May 10, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Use nonionic and the cationic if that’s the case. The cationic will be the antibacterial here. 


    May 11, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Nonionic with cationic is okay and used in many floor cleaners:in cosmetics,although compatible they can cause severe eye irritation.

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