Synthesis and characterization of new surfactants and its application in treatment of W/O emulsions in heavy crude oil


1 Department of Chemistry, College of Science University of Thi-Qar,64001, Iraq

2 Collage of Education for Pure Sciences, University of Basra, Iraq

3 Department of chemistry, College of Science University of Thi-Qar,64001, Iraq



In this study, two new types of surfactants formed from a reaction of (dimethyl amino benzaldehyde) with (1-  Bromo tetradecane) and  (1-  Bromo decane) have been prepared and characterized. the structure of the synthesized compounds was confirmed by using infrared (FTIR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (   1H NMR), ( 13C   NMR). Demulsifiers were applied to emulsions (water in oil) to separate water. The results showed high efficiency in separating water from crude oil.


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