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soaps

sodium or potassium salts of long chain fatty acids. These detergent substances are obtained by boiling natural oils or fats with caustic alkali. Sodium soaps are harder and are used as topical anti-infectives and vehicles in pills and liniments; potassium soaps are soft, used as vehicles for ointments and also as topical antimicrobials.


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... HIV .Do they actually kill/permanently inactivates it ? When people answer that common question of washing HIV stained clothes,they say detergents/soaps kill HIV but usually they are considering the fact that clothes are something which normally donot come in contact with one's bloodstream, but ...

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Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
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... grown for seeds, which are widely used for preparing oils. This oil is used in various purposes like as a lubricants,in the manufacture of soaps,various medicinal uses etc.

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Discussion of Cocamidopropyl betaine

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Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:15 am
 
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Topic: Discussion of Cocamidopropyl betaine
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Human aging

... Enzyme like glutathione peroxidase must act on these radicals to prevent the harmful effect to the cells. Nowadays, glutatathione-containing soaps are were widely sold to markets believing on its promising effect of making the skin look younger and healthier.

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by mcar
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:59 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Human aging
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questions on lipids and saponification number

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by blcr11
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: questions on lipids and saponification number
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