Rebecca K. Rowe, Katherine R. Matasci, Abbey R. Rickelmann, Christine S. Muli, Erin E. Doherty, Travis B. Smith, William L. Pistel, Sean McIntyre, Hasan Palandoken, John P. Hagen
January 23, 2020
Sugar oxime ether surfactants are a new class of surfactants produced by the reaction of a sugar with a hydrophobic alkoxyamine, producing an oxime ether linkage. We examined nine examples of this class of surfactants. The sugars used were maltose, sucrose, and glyceraldehyde; the alkoxyamines were decyloxyamine, dodecyloxya mine, and adamantyloxyamine. For the resulting surfactants we determined their thermal stability, melting point, water solubility, effect on surface tension, and critical micelle concentration. We found that all the compounds tested were thermally stable and decreased substantially the surface tension of water.