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 Expert  726326

Expert in Cationic Chemistry

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Ohio (OH)
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Expert has over 20 years of oleyl chemical experience that focused on the areas of expertise listed below. He worked for Ashland, Sherex, Witco, goldschmidt and Degussa (Evonik) as a senior scientist. Expert worked in applications and synthesis in his 20 plus years in the oleyl amine product lines.

Expert brings his many years of surfactant knowledge to the personal care industry while employed at Noveon (Lubrizol). He utilized pair wise statistical approach to study the sensory attributes of today's top body wash products targeting the relationship of skin conditioning and quantifiable foam properties. Expert is an expert in natural derived alkyl glucoside surfactant products for irritation mitigation in Personal care surfactant formulations and glucoside processing. He has developed invitro tests for tack and long lasting attributes for lip sticks.

Expert has a background in alkylation of phenols from his nine years of work at Schenectady Chemicals. He is familiar with the continuous manufacturing of alkyl phenols using strong ion exchange resins producing tert buty, nonyl and octyl phenols.




surfactant chemistry


emulsion (mixture)


fabric softener


quaternary ammonium compound


reductive alkylation




hair conditioner


industrial chemical


phase-transfer catalysis


personal care product


personal care product sensory evaluation


skin care product


natural product chemistry



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  Lorain, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Elyria, Ohio;  and Middletown, Ohio.

Often requested
with this expert:

Personal Care Cosmetics, Skin Care, INC Regulations,...
Sodium Bicarbonate Chemistry Including Effervescence, and...
Detergent Formulation, Detergent Testing
Skin Care, Dermatologic Products and Cosmetics, Cosmetic...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   Associate in Applied Science   Chemistry   Hudson Valley Community College  
1968   BS   Chemistry   SUNY at Cortland  
1972   MS   Chemistry   Union college in Schenectady ny  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2009




R&D associate


He worked in the personal care r&d group supporting the methyl glucoside product line, esters and carbomer polymers.

1985 to 2005


Evonik (goldschmidt)


Senior Chemist


He worked in the laundry group supporting the dryer sheet and fabric softener businesses.

1980 to 1985


Ashland Chemical company


R&D chemist


He designed and ran laboratory fluidized bed and fixed bed reactors for a new heterogeneous process.

1968 to 1980


Schenectady Chemicals and Sterling Winthrop




He developed condensation polymers for many uses for phenol/formaldehyde resins and wet chemical analysis.

Career Accomplishments:

Society of Cosmetic Chemists, American Oil Chemists Society, American Chemical Society.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has one publication on the kinetics and preparation of amine oxides. He also has two single inventor patent applications on long lasting fragrance retention technology in laundry.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Oil Chemists Society  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on imidazolines / amphoacetates surfactants.
  • Expert in Anti-inflammatory Cream.
  • Expert in Quaternary Ammonium Compounds.
  • Expert for consulting on Methods and/or Materials to Mask/Control ODOR of FAME.
  • Chemical expert for emulsions and surfactant blends used in firefighting.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
He developed a long lasting laundry fragrance technology utilizing three different business groups products within Evonik. See patent applications 20060165740 and 20060160711. He characterized for the first time that PEG 120 methyl glucoside dioleate was a gemini surfactant improving product sales penetration.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He was awarded the best paper presentation at the 2000 AOCS conference in Chicago on dryer sheet technology.

Other Skills and Services

He has a background in body wash technology related to conditioner deposition. He has done lip stick tests to determine long lasting attributes of lip sticks. He has studied the utilization of both natural and carbomer rheology modifiers in many personal care products.


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