Cleavable surfactants

@article{Hellberg2000CleavableS,
  title={Cleavable surfactants},
  author={P.‐E. Hellberg and Karin Bergstr{\"o}m and Krister Holmberg},
  journal={Journal of Surfactants and Detergents},
  year={2000},
  volume={3},
  pages={81-91}
}
Cleavable surfactants are of interest for several reasons. Above all, the development of surfactants with weak bonds deliberately built into the structure is driven by the need for improved biodegradability of amphiphiles. The breakdown may be catalyzed by enzymes, and biodegradation would be the normal mechanism in sewage plants. Alternatively, the surfactant may degrade by chemical means, e.g., induced by acid, alkali, ultraviolet (UV) light, heat, or ozone. Acid- and alkali-labile… 
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