A @S06194@ (or a mixture containing one or more surfactants) having cleaning properties in @D01739@ (soaps are surfactants and detergents).
Source: PAC, 1972, 31, 577. (Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units, Appendix II: Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry) on page 612 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'detergent' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.D01643 RISBibTexEndNote