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Episode 16: Surfactants: A Slippery Soap

An exploration of soap.

A look back at the history of soap from it's origin in 2500 BC to the numerous changes made to soaps in the last century. Also featuring a discussion about viruses and why soaps are so effective against them.

Verbeek, H. (1987). Historical Review. Surfactants in Consumer Products, 1–4. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-71545-7_1

Oluwatoyin, Shoge Mansurat. "Quality Soaps Using Different Oil Blends." Journal of Miicrobiology and Biotechnology Research 1.1 (2011): 29-34.

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