Title

Hydrotropes - Performance Chemicals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2004

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology

Volume

25

Issue

3

First Page

243

Last Page

251