US Patent 6,121,430
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
New glucose-based surfactants and methods of their synthesis are described. The surfactants are synthesized through the preparation of an intermediate glucose 4,6-cyclic sulfate. The surfactants are economical to prepare and have excellent surface-active properties.
Linhardt, Robert J. and Bazin, Helene G. Regiospecific synthesis of glucose-based surfactants. US Patent 6,121,430 filed April 23, 1999 and issued September 19, 2000. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/243