Surfactants in Pharmaceutical Products and Systems

Authored by: Frederic Tewes , Owen I. Corrigan , Anne Marie Healy

Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9781841848198
eBook ISBN: 9781351124874
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EPT4-v5-23

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Abstract

Surface-active agents (surfactants) are substances which, at low concentrations, adsorb and equilibrate with the surfaces or interfaces of a system and alter the surface or interfacial free energy and the surface or interfacial tension.

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