Acetates / Bromides / Chlorides / Complexing Agents
Sodium acetate is the food additive E 262a. It is used as an acidity regulator and preservative for fruit and vegetables in cans and glasses, bread, fish in all variations, delicatessen salads, mayonnaises and salad dressings.
Bromine is mainly used as a raw material for bromine compounds and is used in the manufacture of sedatives, fuel additives and dyes. Elemental bromine is used as a bleaching agent similar to chlorine. Bromine water is used to detect multiple bonds in molecules.
Anionic surfactants biodegradable
While detergents predominantly contain anionic and nonionic surfactants, cationic surfactants give fabric softeners their special properties. ... The result is that all surfactants contained in laundry detergents and dishwashing detergents are completely biodegradable.
Complexing agents are compounds that are capable of forming complexes, especially for complexing metals.
Complexes are compounds in which a central atom or central ion is surrounded by several other atoms, ions or molecules, the so-called ligands, in a spatially regular arrangement.
Complexing agents are used e.g. in the laundry and food industries to bind and remove metals.