Date of Award

Spring 1932

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

Abstract

It is scarcely necessary to point out the importance of emulsions - the numerous applications to which this field of chemistry has been applied, leave its significance unquestioned. The experimental development of emulsions has been so rapid that even at the present time theoretical explanations of many phenomena are still varied and obscure. This remarkable progress may be due to the manufacture of a number of compounds which have found wide applications in the preparation of both oil and water emulsions. One of these compounds is triethanolamine, a synthetic organic liquid combining the properties of glycerine and ammonia. At the present time its uses include nearly all industries and it seems logical to assume that on account of its recent discovery many more applications will still be determined.

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