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Eco friendly Novel Polymers based on Glycerol and Sorbitol as a Subtitutes of Acid Slurry in Detergents

Author Affiliations

  • 1Laxminarayan Institute of Technology R.T.M. Nagpur University Nagpur, MH, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 4, Issue (11), Pages 39-44, November,18 (2014)


Polymeric surfactants based on glycerol and sorbitol have been synthesized and used successfully in detergent compositions.In the present research work a small quantity of maleic anhydride, phthalic anhydride and citric acid along with major quantity of glycerol and sorbitol have been used in synthesis of polymers. The synthesized polymers have been analyses for their physicochemical characteristics like acid value, % oxirane oxygen, HLB ratio, cleaning efficiency and spectral properties like I.R. and N.M.R spectra. Selected novel polymeric surfactants based on these observations have been used in the preparation of powder detergent compositions. In progressive formulations acid slurry of petroleum origin has been replaced by novel polymer by 20-100 %. The total replacement of acid slurry with novel polymer is viable without affecting foaming, cleaning and stain removing capacity.


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