Chapter 4. Surfactants Based on Carbohydrates and Proteins for Consumer Products and Technical Applications

  1. Mikael Kjellin PhD industrial research leader2 and
  2. Ingegärd Johansson3
  1. Karlheinz Hill

Published Online: 11 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686607.ch4

Surfactants from Renewable Resources

Surfactants from Renewable Resources

How to Cite

Hill, K. (2010) Surfactants Based on Carbohydrates and Proteins for Consumer Products and Technical Applications, in Surfactants from Renewable Resources (eds M. Kjellin and I. Johansson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686607.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden

  2. 3

    AkzoNobel Surfactants, Stenungsund, Sweden

Author Information

  1. Cognis GmbH, Monheim, Germany

  1. Chapter based on K. Hill, O. Rhode, Sugar-based surfactants for consumer products and technical applications, Fett/Lipid 1999, 101, 25–33. Copyright Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. Reproduced with permission

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470760413

Online ISBN: 9780470686607



  • surfactants based on carbohydrates and proteins;
  • typical surfactant with hydrophilic head group and hydrophobic tail;
  • sorbitan esters - two-step and one-step process;
  • hydrophilic/lipophilic balance (HLB);
  • sorbitan ester products;
  • sorbitan ester hydrophilicity;
  • alkyl polyglycoside synthesis;
  • 12 principles of green chemistry and alkyl polyglycosides;
  • alkyl polyglycosides in home care products;
  • alkyl polyglycosides - for specialty surfactant development


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Raw Materials

  • Products and Applications

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References