What is Surfadone LP-300 (N-Dodecyl-2-Pyrrolidone)?
N-alkyl pyrrolidones are unique surfactants with solvent capabilities, representing a major advance in surfactant technology. The combination of a hydrophilic pyrrolidone head group with a hydrophobic alkyl chain provides multi-functional performance benefit in surface activity, solvency, affinity with anionics and complexing ability, offering unique possibilities for the formulation of products for a wide variety of Household, Industrial, and Industrial applications.
Surfadone LP-300 is use as surfactant and wetting agent in the following fabric softener formula: Liquid Fabric Softener, Fabric Softener 2, and Fabric Softener 3
• High boiling solvent for polymers and hydrophobic substances. • Substitute for fluorocarbon surfactants used for oil well stimulation. • Additive in hand or automatic dish wash detergents. • Ingredient in pressure sensitive adhesives.
Surfadone® LP-300 is sparingly soluble in water (0.002 weight percent) and soluble in most organic solvents. It is a low foaming, nonionic surfactant with an HLB of 3 and has no critical micelle concentration (CMC). Like its lower homolog, Surfadone® LP-300 interacts with anionic surfactants forming mixed micelles which greatly enhances its solubility resulting in a synergistic surface tension reduction and wetting enhancement. Appropriate combinations of Surfadone® LP-300 and anionic surfactants produce viscous solutions and gels.