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Molecular Insight into Surfactants

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 309

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Chemistry and Technology of Silicon Compounds, Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 8, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Interests: synthesis and characterization of new functionalized silicone compounds; the use of silicone compounds as surface modifiers and the study of their surface properties; amphiphilic silicone compounds and silicone surfactants, and their potential application
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Department of Interfacial Phenomena, Institute of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Maria Curie-Skłodowska Sq. 3, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
Interests: relationship between adsorption and volumetric properties of surfactants and their wetting properties in different systems; surfactants from renewable raw materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The production of advanced materials contributes to driving social and economic development, which in turn demands new materials of target properties to meet specific needs. New materials of strictly defined structure and properties are designed on the basis of the results of fundamental studies. Materials science has been determined by the results of basic research, as the design and production of valuable materials is impossible with no grounds provided by the studies on a molecular level. The main reason for this is that materials science and technologies have become closely related, and the core issue of their development is the discovery and development of innovative, advanced products. The world research work has been focused on the deeper understanding and description of the nature of matter for many years. Studies of matter on a molecular level require the combination of chemical, physical and biological methods. In recent years surfactants have become of increasing interest in the global search for materials of specific properties. Thanks to the characteristic chemical structure, amphiphilic compounds demonstrate interesting features. The most interesting property is their surface activity.

In order to understand the behaviour of these specialist surfactants it is worth, considering the principles that govern this behaviour. In most cases, the useful and fascinating properties of surfactants are essentially the result of combining certain groups that would be incompatible as separate molecules into one molecule.

Thus, the proposed Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences will cover the results of studies on the synthesis and properties (also biological) of new synthesized, as well as natural (seminatural) surfactants. Results related to the surface, aggregation and wettability of different solids by specialist surfactant solutions within different conditions and areas are especially welcome.

Dr. Joanna Karasiewicz
Dr. Joanna Krawczyk
Guest Editors

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  • synthesis of specialist surfactants
  • amphiphilic compounds
  • wettability (including solids and biomaterials)
  • anti-microbial activity
  • surface activity
  • superwetting
  • surfactant solution properties
  • special surfactants in industry treatment
  • micellization

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