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HS1230: Application of Surfactants in Commercial Crop Production for Water and Nutrient Management in Sandy Soil

Figure 6. Chemical structure of a nonionic surfactant, monolaurin, also known as glycerol monolaurate. Its chemical formula is C15H30O4. This surfactant has an 11-carbon hydrophobic tail and one non-charged multiple alcohol hydrophilic head.

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