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Synthesis and Properties of New Cleavable Cationic Surfactants Containing Carbonate Groups
Journal of Surfactants and Detergents  (IF1.902),  Pub Date : 2021-03-24, DOI: 10.1002/jsde.12507
Elangeni Ana Gilbert, Javier Fernando Guastavino, Carolina Guadalupe Gutierrez, María Verónica Lancelle, Karen Russell-White, Marcelo César Murguía

A novel series of cleavable alkyltrimethylammonium surfactants with different hydrocarbon chain lengths (C8–16) were synthesized. A carbonate break site inserted between the polar head and the hydrocarbon chain makes these compounds hydrolyzable. The reagents used are renewable, (bio)degradable, or reusable. The hydrolysis of these cleavable surfactants will lead to the generation of fatty alcohols and choline, which is an essential biological nutrient. The surface activities in aqueous solution of the synthesized carbonates fulfill the requirement of being good surfactants. In addition, the cleavable compounds containing n-decyl and n-dodecyl chains showed similar or higher antimicrobial activities when compared to a non-cleavable analog.