oxidation of cyclooctanone

Synthesis of sugar-containing surfactants based on 8-hydroxyoctanoic acid

In the recipes of modern cosmetic, sanitary and pharmaceutical preparations, there is a large number of accessory compounds, including surface-active substances. One of the main requirements for these compounds is the efficacy, availability, lack of allergenicity, low toxicity of decomposition products and the ability to biodegradate in natural conditions. For surfactants used in the biomedical industry and pharmacy, additional requirements are put forward - biocompatibility with body tissues, bio-inertness and non-toxicity of products of their metabolism.