Hydrotropes - Performance Chemicals
Polymers and High Performance Materials
The action of hydrotropes is reviewed emphasizing their influence in the formation of microemulsions, vesicle solutions, and other products involving surfactant association structures. It is demonstrated that the hydrotropes, the association structures of which, realistically, can only be described as trivial, actually, are powerful and sophisticated performance chemicals playing an essential role in complex applied formulations utilizing more composite amphiphilic association structures.
Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology
Friberg, S. E.,
Lochhead, R. V.,
(2004). Hydrotropes - Performance Chemicals. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 25(3), 243-251.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/3280