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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detergent

A detergent is a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants with cleaning properties in dilute solutions ... Synthetic detergents were first made in Germany.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laundry_detergent

Laundry detergent, or washing powder, is a type of detergent (cleaning agent) that is added for cleaning laundry, commonly mixtures of chemical compounds ...

www.cleaninginstitute.org/clean_living/soaps__detergents_chemistry.aspx

A look at how soap is made with the science of Chemistry. ... achieve effective cleaning, it is helpful to have a basic knowledge of soap and detergent chemistry.

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Today, detergent surfactants are made from a variety of petrochemicals (derived from petroleum) and/or oleochemicals (derived from fats and oils).

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During the colonial period and the eighteenth century, Americans made their ... Although people commonly refer to laundry detergent as "soap," it is actually a ...

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Today, detergent surfactants are made from a variety of petrochemicals (derived from petroleum) and/or oleochemicals (derived from fats and oils).

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Definition of detergent: Cleaning agent that helps to remove dirt and grease from porous surfaces ... All detergents are made principally of soaps or surfactants.

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While they come in different brands and prices, most detergents share the same components, which can be classified into four groups: surfactants, functional ...

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Aug 5, 2017 ... Laundry detergents have come a long way since the first bar soaps made from animal fat and lye were offered for sale in the 1700s.