Category: Zwitterionic surfactants

CHAPS detergent
CHAPS is a zwitterionic surfactant used in the laboratory to solubilize biological macromolecules such as proteins. It may be synthesized from cholic acid and is zwitterionic due to its quaternary amm
Egg lecithin
Egg lecithin is a type of lecithin, a group of compounds primarily containing phospholipids, that is derived from eggs.
Cocamidopropyl betaine
Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) is a mixture of closely related organic compounds derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine. CAPB is available as a viscous pale yellow solution and it is use
Lecithin (/ˈlɛsɪθɪn, ˈlɛsəθ-/, from the Greek lekithos "yolk") is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues which are amphiphilic
Peptitergents (a portmanteau of peptide and detergent) are synthetic peptides designed to be lipophilic on one side and hydrophilic on the other upon folding to an α-helical conformation and were desi
Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine
Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine (CAHS) is a synthetic amphoteric surfactant from the hydroxysultaine group. It is found in personal care products (soaps, shampoos, lotions etc.). It has uses as a foam
Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) is a phospholipid (and a lecithin) consisting of two C16 palmitic acid groups attached to a phosphatidylcholine head-group. It is the main constituent of pulmonar
Sodium lauroamphoacetate
Sodium lauroamphoacetate is a zwitterionic surfactant of the class. It is used as a very mild cleaning agent originally used in shampoos and body washes for infants but it now sees broader use in othe
Miltefosine, sold under the trade name Impavido among others, is a medication mainly used to treat leishmaniasis and free-living amoeba infections such as Naegleria fowleri and Balamuthia mandrillaris
Hydroxysultaines are chemical compounds used in high-foaming shampoos, bath products and shower gels especially in conjunction with ether sulfates and alkyl sulfates. They are also used in industrial