What Are Some Common Non-Ionic Surfactants?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 1:43:46 AM ET

A common non-ionic surfactant type includes alcohol ethoxylates, which consist of a chain anywhere from eight to 18 carbon and a polar head consisting of an ethylene oxide chain and an alcohol group. Octaethylene glycol monododecyl ether and pentaethylene glycol monododecyl ether are examples of an alcohol ethoxylate.

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