A substance which cleanses the skin, as water or soap; a medicine to cleanse wounds, ulcers, etc.
Synthetic cleaning agent (other than soap) which is useful in physical removal of soils.
Type of small amphipathic molecule that tends to coalesce in water, with its hydrophobic tails buried and its hydrophilic heads exposed; widely used to solubilize membrane proteins.
A synthetic cleansing agent resembling soap in its ability to emulsify oil and remove hard dirt, and contains surfactants that do not precipitate in hard water.
An agent that reduces the surface tension of a liquid. Detergents are often used to solubilize proteins.
A substance used for removing dirt. Detergents differ from soaps in that detergents are compounds that are derived from sulfur-containing organic acids.
Any cleaning agent.
a chemical that removes soils but does not sterilise equipment (see soils below).
All detergents work in basically the same way. They contain molecules that enable them to be soluble in water and attract oil and dirt to them. These molecules clean by attracting themselves to dirt via the oleophilic (oil attracting) end. The dirt is thereby surrounded by hydrophilic (water attracting) ends which allow it to be wetted and carried away by water. Detergents molecules can remain in clothing causing them to attract water and diminish the water repellent properties of the garment. Nikwax Tech-Wash is a non-detergent soap that does not leave a residue and actually removes the detergent residues from garments that have been washed in them.
A surfactant that has cleaning properties in dilute solutions. As commercial cleaning products, detergents are actually formulations containing a number of chemical components besides surfactants.
F a cleansing agent, widely used in industry, laundering etc.
A natural material or synthetic substance having the soaplike quality of being able to emulsify oil and remove soil from a surface.
cleansing agents which is water soluble and has the ability to emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension. Synthrapol is also able to hold loose dye particles in suspension so they rinse away cleanly.
Oil additive that prevents deposits from forming on engine surfaces and may remove previously formed deposits.
Engine oil additive to suspend impurities that might otherwise build up and cause a blockage. Also used for a degreasing and washing agent.
an agent used for cleansing wounds of sepsis or dead matter.
a chemical agent that cleans or purifies
a chemical compound that cleans
a compound, or a mixture of compounds, whose molecules have two distinct regions - one that is hydrophilic , and dissolves easilyin water , and another region that is hydrophobic , with little (if any) affinity for water
a formulation comprising essential constituents (surface active agents) and subsidiary constituents (builders, boosters, fillers and auxiliaries)
a natural chemical substance made up of carbon, oxygen, sulfur, and hydrogen compounds
an effective cleaning product because it contains one or more surfactants
an organic chemical substance generally made of carbon, oxygen, sulfur, and hydrogen compounds
a substance that cleans a soiled surface
a substance, which has the power to cleanse
a synthetic imitation of a soap, i
a term applied to materials that can be applied to remove dirt or other matter
A surface-active agent that possesses the ability to assist in cleaning soiled surfaces.
Additive to keep engine parts clean. In motor oil formulations, the most commonly Used detergents are metallic soaps with a reserve of basicity to neutralize acids formed during combustion.
organic compound or combination of compounds composed of molecules containing both hydrophilic and hydrophobic portions (that is, polar and non-polar parts)
liquid soap concentrate used as a: 1. wetting agent for sprays and water 2. pesticide. Note: Detergent must be totally organic to be safe for plants.
Additives used to inhibit deposit formation in the fuel and intake systems in automobiles.
an agent that purifies or cleanses e.g. soap. Most are not poisonous if properly diluted.
chemical compound that reduces the surface tension of water, which promotes wetting and emulsification
Detergent is a chemical composition that cleans. Quick Mix General Purpose Cleaner is an example of a detergent. Detergents are also known as cleaners or cleaning agents.
Technically, all cleaning agents (even soaps) are considered "detergents." However, common usage has narrowed the term to describe those cleaners consisting of man-made (synthetic) chemicals compounds. True "soaps" are cleaners that contain animal fats or plant oils (fatty acids) as their essential ingredients. Modern synthetic detergents utilize chemicals extracted mostly from petroleum as substitutes for these fatty acids. Modern detergents can often contain complex mixtures of chemical compounds. However, the surfactant component of these mixtures is mainly responsible for the cleaning power of detergents.
Cleanses boils, ulcers, wounds, etc.
A cleaning agent that is capable of wetting, penetrating, emulsifying, and holding on to suspension soils to be removed.
An cleansing agent.
A petroleum based surfactant other than soap. Developed during WWII when soap making oils were scarce.
synthetic washing auxiliary; surface active agent to remove dirt or chemical contaminations from surfaces (mostly from textiles)
A substance used for cleaning made from the byproducts of oil and coal
a cleansing agent that acts in a similar manner to soap, but is made from chemical compounds rather than fats and lye
A washing and cleaning agent with a composition other than soap. Detergents unlike soaps are less sensitive to minerals in water.
a cleansing agent. Your local policy should define which detergents are appropriate for use in your particular healthcare setting. Always follow the detergent manufacturerâ€(tm)s instructions.
An additive in engine oil to improve its operating characteristics.
A synthetic cleaning agent (not soap) used in physical removal of soils.
Any substance which is capable of dislodging, removing or emulsifying soils. Generally, the term is used for formulated products that contain surfactant builders, solvents etc.
cleansing to boils, ulcers and wounds
Beer line cleaning fluid, usually kept in 5-litre containers.
A substance added to a fuel or lubricant that helps keep engine parts clean.
A soap-like emulsifer that contains a sulfate, SO3 or a phosphate group instead of a carboxylate group.
A product designed to render, for example, oils and greases soluble in water, usually made from synthetic surfactants.
detergente] a molecule with hydrophobic and hydrophilic ends that disperses water insoluble compounds.
A water-soluble cleansing agent, other than soap. All detergents work in basically the same way. They contain molecules that enable them to be soluble in water and attract oil and dirt to them. For cloth diapers choose a detergent without phosphates, fabric softeners, or too strong a fragrance.!-- google_ad_client = "pub-1733347790831247"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; google_ad_format = "300x250_as"; google_ad_type = "text_image"; //2006-12-06: 300 Square google_ad_channel = "6291147134"; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "2D8930"; google_color_text = "000000"; google_color_url = "2D8930";
A cleansing agent that allows oils and water to combine.
in lubrication, either an additive or a compounded lubricant having the property of keeping insoluble matter in suspension thus preventing its deposition where it would be harmful. A detergent may also redisperse deposits already formed.
substance used to clean.
Usually made from synthetic surfactants, designed to emulsify oils and hold dirt.
An agent that cleanses boils, sores, wounds, etc.
A synthetic cleaning agent with the ability to emulsify oil and hold dirt, containing surfactant which do not precipitate in hard water.
A synthetic cleaning agent resembling soap in the ability to emulsify oil and hold dirt.
Any material with cleansing powers: soaps, synthetic detergents, man-made alkaline materials, solvents, and abrasives. In common domestic usage, the term is often used to refer to synthetic detergents.
Any material with cleansing powers, including soaps, synthetic detergents, many alkaline materials and solvents, and abrasives. In popular usage the term is often used to mean the synthetic detergents.
Synthetic washing agent that helps to remove dirt and oil. Some contain compounds which kill useful bacteria and encourage algae growth when they are in wastewater that reaches receiving waters.
Detergent is a compound, or a mixture of compounds, intended to assist cleaning. The term is often used to differentiate between soap and other chemical surfactants used for cleaning purposes.