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Molecules 2001, 6(12), 979-987; doi:10.3390/61200979
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Synthesis of Novel Diammonium Gemini Surfactants

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Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Received: 10 May 2001 / Revised: 26 October 2001 / Accepted: 26 October 2001 / Published: 30 November 2001
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Abstract

Selective synthesis of linear and gemini quaternary ammonium surfactants was accomplished by reacting the corresponding alkyl alcohols with 2-chloro-N,N-dimethylethylamine under basic conditions. The amines were quaternized with methyl chloride or methyl iodide.
Keywords: Surfactants; Synthesis; Gemini; Diamino; Cationic surfactants Surfactants; Synthesis; Gemini; Diamino; Cationic surfactants
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Rist, Ø.; Rike, A.; Ljones, L.; Carlsen, P.H. Synthesis of Novel Diammonium Gemini Surfactants. Molecules 2001, 6, 979-987.

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