Reactive surfactants – chemistry and applications. Part I. Polymerizable surfactants

Marcin Kaczorowski , Gabriel Rokicki


Reactive surfactants, due to their versatility, are being rapidly developed and they are finding more and more applications. The aim of this paper is to present recent advances in the chemistry and technology of functional surfactants: surfmers (polymerizable surfactants), inisurfs (surface-active initiators), and transurfs (surface-active transfer agents). Reactive surfactants, beside other advantages, are also environmentally friendly and their use can reduce costs of chemical processes. In this part of a brief review, basic information about reactive surfactants is presented and surfmers are described and discussed. Surfmers combine properties of surfactants (surface activity) and monomers (ability to polymerize). They are widely used for emulsion polymerization, but their other, more sophisticated applications include miniemulsion stabilization, nanomaterials synthesis, drug-delivery systems, and hydrogels.
Author Marcin Kaczorowski (FC / CPCT)
Marcin Kaczorowski,,
- Chair Of Polymer Chemistry And Technology
, Gabriel Rokicki (FC / CPCT)
Gabriel Rokicki,,
- Chair Of Polymer Chemistry And Technology
Journal seriesPolimery, ISSN 0032-2725
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishpolymerizable surfactant; surfmer; surface-active monomer; polymerizable emulsifier; emulsion polymerization; nanomaterial; drug-delivery system; hydrogel
ASJC Classification2505 Materials Chemistry; 2507 Polymers and Plastics; 1500 General Chemical Engineering
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 05-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 05-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 2; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.425; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.778 (2) - 2016=0.804 (5)
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