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dc.contributor.advisorCarpenter, Chrissie
dc.contributor.authorSchuh, Logan
dc.contributor.authorDailey, Orrin
dc.contributor.authorCarpenter, Chrissie
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-23T20:50:13Z
dc.date.available2022-04-23T20:50:13Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/10594
dc.description.abstractHerbicides such as Roundup are used to kill unwanted plants. These products utilize glyphosate as the active ingredient and were previously believed to be carcinogenic and related to cancer development. Multiple carcinogenicity studies have been carried out and numerous regulatory agencies have determined that the data does not support a link between glyphosate and cancer.1 However, it has been reported that surfactants, another ingredient in common herbicides, are more toxic than glyphosate itself.2 Surfactants are used to overcome solubility problems and to facilitate the dispersal of molecules in a solution. In order to create herbicide products with less toxicity to humans, new surfactants are being synthesized and researched.2 The aim of this research project is to create non-toxic surfactants using green and renewable resources such as natural carbohydrates and fatty acids. The resulting surfactants will be characterized, and their properties tested with the goal of creating less toxic, natural, and renewable surfactants to be used in products like Roundup.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSynthesis of Renewable Surfactantsen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
carrollscholars.object.departmentChemistryen_US
carrollscholars.object.coursenumberCH 412en_US
carrollscholars.object.coursenameIntegrated Laben_US
carrollscholars.object.majorChemistryen_US


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