Grasas y Aceites, Vol 57, No 3 (2006)

Amphoteric surfactants containing ?-hydroxy ester group and an amino acid residue

A. M. F. Eissa
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Benha University, Egypt


A series of amphoteric surfactants containing α-hydroxy ester group and an amino acid residue were prepared with the addition of epoxy derivatives (which were prepared from epoxidation of alkyl methacrylate) to different types of amino acids (glycine, alanine, valine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, serine, threonine, aspartic and anthranilic acid).The structures of the prepared compounds were confirmed by infrared spectra, proton magnetic resonance spectra, Mass spectra and elementary analysis. Surface tension, Kraft point, foaming power, critical micelle concentration emulsion and Ca++ stabilities were determined. Antimicrobial activity and biodegradability were also screened.


Anphoteric surfactants;Antimicrobial activity;Biodegradability

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