Anionic surfactants are used as wetting agents, detergents, foaming agents. They are the main micelle-forming surfactants with the largest production volume and assortment. They exhibit their most active properties in alkaline media, although they can also be used in acidic ones, for example, when treating metals with acids to remove an oxide film.
Anionic surfactants are the main components in the production of foaming agents. They have excellent washing properties, form a plentiful foam and reduce surface tension well, but are destroyed in an acidic environment, are sensitive to water hardness, and have a high irritating effect. Traditionally used as the basic components of almost any detergent, both domestic and industrial.