Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 13, 2008
Publication Date: April 13, 2008
Citation: Liu, Z., Erhan, S.Z. 2008. Preparation and Surface Properties of Soy-Based Polysoaps [abstract]. Soaps, Detergents, Oleochemicals, and Personal Care Products Meeting, April 13-16, 2008, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
The importance of natural products for industrial applications becomes very clear with increasing social emphasis on the issues of environment, waste disposal, and depleting non-renewable resources. Development of economically feasible new industrial products from plant oils is highly desirable. In this study, we prepared polysoaps by the ring-opening polymerization of epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and hydrolysis. The characterization of resulting polysoaps and their surface activities were investigated and reported.