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Arkopal is a non-ionic surfactant consisting of a hydrophobic 9-carbon atom alkyl tail connected to a phenol molecule, that is in turn connected to an ethylene glycol chain. The length of this ethylene glycol chain is given by the code for the amphiphile Arkopal-N60 means, for example, that there are on average 6 ethylene glycol units connected to the phenol. The average means there are molecules with more and with less ethylene glycols, this is due to the chemical synthesis. Therefore, it has a polydispersity. It is a widely used industrial surfactant.
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It is used as additive in crop protection, lowering surface tension and thereby increasing the effectiveness of the pesticide, and it is used as detergent, for example in oil drilling fluids.
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